2020 Retail Robotics and AI Conference Dates Announced

 

The third annual RAC Retail Robotics and AI Conference will take place on May 6-7, 2020 at the Hilton Orrington Hotel in Evanston, Illinois.

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2019 Robotics Research Presentation Slated for October

 

Robots are increasingly being deployed in retail environments, however, the deployment of robots to perform front-of-store activities is a very recent occurrence.

This summer, the Retail Analytics Council Retail Robotics Initiative will focus its research on investigating Robotic-Generated Data Standards and Robot-to-Robot Communication Protocols. This research will be presented for industry input on October 31, 2019, in Evanston, Illinois, and published early in 2020.

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Previous Events

2019 Retail Robotics & AI Conference

 

The Retail Analytics Council and Platt Retail Institute presented the second annual Retail Robotics and AI Conference on April 11-12, 2019, at the Hilton Orrington Hotel in Evanston, IL (next to the Northwestern University campus). The Conference focused on implementing and executing retail AI strategies, as well as exploring emerging trends in retail robotics.

Read a summary of the conference here. Select presentations from the 2019 Conference are available to view here.


 

2018 Retail Robotics & AI Conference

The Retail Analytics Council and Platt Retail Institute held the first Retail Robotics & AI Conference in April 2018 at Northwestern University’s San Francisco campus. It focused on emerging applications, advanced analytics, and industry trends. Presentations by leading academics and practitioners included: Deep Learning Natural Language Understanding Techniques; Data Applications and Effectuators; Robot Panel Presentation; a Global Retail Perspective; and a panel on Retailers and their Robots, among others.