For the first time ever, we’ll be introducing Original Content at our upcoming Groceryshop and Shoptalk events. We’re especially excited to announce a brand new project that has consumed the team for the past few weeks: creating original, 360° videos for exclusive onsite viewing in a 30-foot dome. The first installation will be in the Exhibit Hall at Groceryshop in September. 

Ever wonder how robots are going to impact your world? In these immersive videos, we tackle your top-of-mind questions about robots: How do they really work? What are the challenges of automating your business with robotics? And what impact are they going to have on jobs?

Check out our very first 360° video which will tackle Robotics and Automation. The Groceryshop team fully embraced our role as documentary filmmakers, traveling to Boston, Miami and Pittsburgh to film three companies with highly innovativebut completely differentuse cases of robotics in retail: (1) RightHand Robotics which has developed highly accurate piece-picking solutions in one of the most complex areas of robotics, (2) Takeoff Technologies which provides automated microfulfillment centers that operate alongside grocery stores to fulfill ecommerce orders, and (3) Bossa Nova Robotics which offers shelf-scanning robots that enable retailers to optimize inventory availability. These companies were all selected by the Groceryshop team based on the merit of their technologies and their different use cases. None paid to be included in the project--our Original Content is never pay-to-play.

We first filmed at the RightHand Robotics lab which is located in a former 1930s-era post office in Somerville, Massachusetts. We then flew to Miami where we documented the automation at a Takeoff Technologies microfulfillment center at Cuban grocery retailer Sedano’s. Finally, we headed to Pittsburgh where the team captured Bossa Nova robots at their development center as well as in action at a local Walmart.

Our teamincluding members of our newly created video production departmentcaptured the innovation in a 360° format so viewers will be completely immersed in the robotic experience onsite, surrounded on all sides by a vision of the robotic future of grocery. They will also gain an inside view of the automated systems as an actual product being picked and packed by the robots, and much more!