Innolytics for R&D. Automation gradually integrates in our life, we are familiar with autonomous transport, buildings, consumer electronics, and now autonomous store are coming to the market. Autonomous stores are developed and presented by large retail companies such as Amazon, Walmart, Alibaba, but also by numerous startups in different countries. These retail companies introduce smart technologies for stores operating without lines or checkout counters.
For our client, retail company, we performed an overview of automated stores technologies. It shows selection of relevant existing patents on automated stores, including patents on systems and methods of automated stores. The main task of the study was to identify and select examples of technical solutions, new developments, as well as trends of automated stores technologies.