|7 March 2017|

Japan

Pioneering electronic tags are simplifying the shopping experience in Japan.

A robotic checkout system from Panasonic – Regi-Robo(TM) – is being showcased at popular shopping chain Lawson. Panasonic and Lawson have collaborated to demonstrate the entirely automated robotic checkout system and RFIDs (Electronic Tags) at Lawson Panasonic-Mae Store in Osaka.

“With the Regi-robo(TM) system, customers picked up items and scanned the item’s barcode, and then put the items into the “Smart Basket(R)”, a special basket for the system. When customers then placed the basket into the dedicated checkout counter, the system automatically settled the transaction and placed the purchased items into a plastic bag,” a Panasonic blog explained.