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Robot to banish supermarket queues

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A robotic supermarket bagging system is set to seriously change your shopping experience.

The supermarket queue could soon be relegated to the history books thanks to new technology that can quickly scan all the items in a shopping basket at once.

Panasonic’s new “Reji Robo” system has already begun to roll out across Japan. It works by scanning small radiofrequency ID tags which are attached to every item. 

Shoppers just need to put their basket on top of a scanner. The bottom of the basket then opens up so the items can be automatically bagged.

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