Suning Takes Wraps Off 'Biu Robot' Mobile Intelligent Vending Machine

Posted On: 1/14/2019

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LAS VEGAS -- China's Suning unveiled its AI-based Biu Robot "shopping assistant" at the recent Consumer Electronics Show (CES) show here. The company describes the robot as an intelligent vending machine.
It can cruise within a certain range of any venue carrying goods and utilizes weighing-recognition technology to identify any that are picked-up by passing customers. Customers are then able to make a payment simply by scanning a QR code on the robot.
The company said Biu Robot can be easily deployed and is flexible for use in various scenarios, helping to improve automated smart retail operations.
Suning Technology Group showcased The Biu Robot was among other AI technologies designed to perceive consumer habits, predict consumption trends, guide manufacturing and provide consumers with diversified and personalized products and services.