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Trigo raises $100MM to scale AI-powered frictionless grocery retail platform

- General News
Trigo, an Israel-based computer vision company building the infrastructure for autonomous retail stores and retail analytics has raised $100 million in a new equity financing round to scale deployment of autonomous urban supermarkets across Europe and the US, enter new geographies, and develop its comprehensive store and inventory management software application suite, StoreOS.

Fully autonomous robotic restaurant to launch in San Francisco

- General News
Mezli, a startup based in San Mateo, CA, has announced the launch of its fully-autonomous robotic restaurant, the first of its kind in the world. The restaurant, located in the Spark Social food park in San Francisco, will be celebrating its grand opening on Sunday, August 28th.

Survey shows 70% of drive-thru customers want more automation as wait times increase

- General News
Over the past two years, dine-in closures forced customers to switch to takeout, delivery, and drive-thru ordering. Despite widespread reopening, this trend away from dine-in is expected to grow further with only 25% of those surveyed more likely to use dine-in compared to last year.

Why asparagus is a good fit for mechanical harvest

- Analysis
The produce industry sometimes talks about automation as members of a cult talk about a long-overdue messiah. Sometimes the prospect of salvation seems equally remote.

Rewe opens Berlin’s first autonomous grocery store

- Retail
Trigo, an Israel-based computer vision company disrupting retail with frictionless checkout technology, has rolled out a second hybrid autonomous grocery store with German supermarket giant REWE Group, one of the world’s leading retailers and Germany’s second-largest food retail chains.

Vallarta Supermarkets tests autonomous robots in store

- Retail
Badger Technologies, a product division of Jabil and leader in retail automation, has deployed a pilot program with Vallarta Supermarkets, a chain of 53 full-service markets throughout California, to reinforce operational and customer-service excellence.

World’s first autonomous commercial ship voyage completed

- General News
The first autonomous commercial ship voyage in congested waters has been made by Orca AI, partnering with the Designing the Future of Full Autonomous Ships (DFFAS) and The Nippon Foundation.

Circle K parent to bring smart checkout to 7,000 stores

- Retail
Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc. one of the world’s largest convenience retailers, today announced it will deploy more than 10,000 Mashgin Touchless Checkout Systems branded as “Smart Checkout,” to over 7,000 of its Circle K and Couche-Tard stores during the next three years.

Gideon launches autonomous forklift for loading and unloading

- General News
Gideon, the robotics and AI solutions company, today announced a pioneering new solution – Trey, an autonomous forklift for truck trailer loading and unloading operations.

How LED grow lights and automation are pushing indoor farming forward

- General News
LED grow lights and automation is producing growing densities “not seen elsewhere” in the industry. Here's how.