Shinsegae E-mart and LG to develop retail service robots
E-mart, the leading South Korean hypermarket operator owned by retail giant Shinsegae, has partnered with LG Electronics on the development of retail service robots. The partnership will include the development and commercialisation of a smart shopping cart that shadows the shopper without needing to be pushed. This follows on from E-mart testing Korea’s first autonomous shopping cart, ‘Eli’, in April of this year at one of its outlets. Eli is able to guide consumers to locations of items, scan product barcodes and take payments.