Wheeled robot assisting a shopper in a hardware store
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Are robots set to take over from retail staff?

A shop in the US has been testing out a new set of retail robots designed to help customers find and visualise their purchases.

Fellow Robots, a technology company from Silicon Valley, partnered with a US-based hardware chain to develop robots programmed to find products, lead customers to the correct aisles and identify items with a built in 3D camera.

The robots can speak both English and Spanish and also have a 'holoroom', which let's customers visualise what different shop items will look like within a virtual-reality environment.

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