The future loves automation. Whether it's Jetsons-style powered people-movers, Henry Ford inspired assembly lines, or dystopian office filing systems, our forward thinkers have always been inspired by increasing productivity, the automated way. A new supermarket checkout system looks to be our next step into the future--at least until we have robots doing all of our shopping for us.
The new scale incorporates a camera that captures an image of non-bar-coded foods. By comparing the fruits and vegetables with images stored in a database, the system detects what type of produce it is. Consequently, the item is identified, weighed, and … Read more