05 March 2008

Vending Machines ~ Robotic Urban Innovations

Seeing the MooBella machine a couple weeks ago got me in the right frame of mind to realize that we are really at the cusp of an urban robotic innovations wavefront. ATM machines are robo-tellers. Vending machines generally are robo-retailers. MooBella is one example -- making customized ice cream mixes -- but so is the Vigix turnkey kiosk network -- dispersing DVDs, event tickets, city guides, even mobile phones -- or the Zoom Systems super-vend machine -- for selling iPods, consumer electronics, books, and other larger objects. And more.

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