WALL, NJ — Are you tired of walking around stores and waiting in line? Five Element Robotics has developed the Dash Robotic Shopping Cart, designed with the frustrated shopper in mind. Simply walk up to Dash, transfer your shopping list from your phone, or create a new list using the store search feature. Then, follow the robot as it maps out the most effective route to your items and takes you to each one.
Dash is not designed for customers to sit on, but is equipped with a scanner and payment system so the customer can scan and pay for their items at the cart. No waiting in lines! After paying for items, the cart follows the customer to their car for unloading. Once empty the cart returns itself to the store and its docking station.
If that isn’t cool enough, Dash features a Virtual Reality interface which shows the store to the customer as she walks down the aisles. Looking up, the customer sees the store, looking down the customer sees the VR representation of the store and aisle they are in with their next item highlighted on the screen.
Five Elements Robotics is expecting these to be in stores in 2017.
“The Dash Robotic Shopping cart will absolutely transform the way we do shopping. Once these robots are in the stores, we will not be able to imagine how we ever shopped without them,” says CEO Wendy Roberts.
Five Elements Robotics was founded in 2012 by Wendy Roberts and is also the maker of 5e NannyBot and 5e Virtual Rep. Located in Wall, NJ and Winsted, CT, Five Elements Robotics is focused on developing robots for consumers and commercial applications.