According to foreign media reports, robots are more and more common in stores. They help customers carry shopping items, track inventory and draw layout plans. Teleexistence, a Japanese company, has begun experimenting with a rack placing robot that can be controlled by humans via VR in convenience stores. < / P > < p > this robot, called Model T, looks like the most common Gundam. It’s basically a robotic torso, mounted on a waist high platform, repositioning shelves in stores with its two articulated arms and sophisticated hands. Model T can be directly controlled by humans using standard VR settings anywhere in the world where there is a network connection. < / P > < p > the joints of the robot have 22 degrees of freedom, which gives it a considerable range of motion. Telexistence also said the delay in the video connection between the robot and the human operator is 50 milliseconds, so it should be controlled smoothly. Telexistence says it allows employees to work from home and remotely control robots at a time when social distance is crucial. At present, the first batch of large-scale convenience stores (telyp < Mart > in Japan) and family have started. The two companies said model t would initially work from the rear to replenish plastic beverage bottles while verifying its speed and accuracy. After < / P > < p >, the family and telexistence will test the robot’s ability to handle other items, such as rice balls, sandwiches and Bento boxes. The family expects Model T to be available in up to 20 stores by 2022, with the ultimate goal of extending it to every store in Japan. Privacy Policy