Retail Robotics

Innovations in cognitive computing, which enables autonomous functionality, are leading to the introduction of robots in retail. We advise retailers and technology firms as subject matter experts on emerging applications, and on devising valuable analytics in consideration of these complex systems.

At the NRF Big Show on Jan. 15, 2019, Steven Keith Platt (Platt Retail Institute and Retail Advisory Council) joined Nick Bertram (GIANT Food Stores) and Tim Rowland (Badger Technologies) for a panel titled, “Why is There a Robot in my Store?” See a video of the session here.

PRI is a founder of the Retail Analytics Council (RAC), the leading organization focused on the study of consumer shopping behavior across retail platforms and the impact of technology. The RAC Retail Robotics Initiative is focused on uniting industry, academia, and investors around the common objective of advancing robotic and data applications in retail environments.

Established in August 2014, the Council is an initiative between the Medill School, Integrated Marketing Communications department, Northwestern University and the Platt Retail Institute.

For more information, please visit the RAC website.