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I want this Japanese grocery basket to change the world

by Joey Davidson | August 13, 2017August 13, 2017 1:00 pm PST

It’s not too often that I see a gizmo or gadget that I genuinely hope revolutionizes the way the world works. I mean, normally I see these fun little do-dads, have a laugh or think about how neat they are, and then forget them.

This grocery basket that’s being tested in the Lawson convenience store chain in Japan, though? Wow. It’s called the Regi-Robo. Check it out.

The basket scans food as you drop it in. You hit the checkout stand, set the basket in its place and it already knows how much you owe. Pay up, and the bottom of the basket opens up. That’s when your food slowly drops into a bag below.

The bag slides up, and you grab your goods and leave.

This tech must be where the world’s heading right? I almost always use the self-checkout line when I do my weekly shopping. I even use it when I have a massive cart filled with stuff. Imagine if I could skip the process of scanning each and every item, fiddling with the scale, waiting for employees to fix the system over and over again.

Sounds pretty awesome to me.


Joey Davidson

Joey Davidson leads the gaming department here on TechnoBuffalo. He's been covering games online for more than 10 years, and he's a lover of all...