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Santa Clara BevMo! Debuts Booze Robot

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    Santa Clara BevMo! Debuts Booze Robot

    There is a new robot roaming the isles of a Santa Clara BevMo! Store. The test robot is meant to help customers find and learn about a variety of alcohol. Scott Budman reports.

    (Published Friday, Feb. 8, 2019)

    A Bay Area alcohol distribution company is getting a high tech twist in the form of a robot that will wander the store isles in Santa Clara.

    A test model robot will help customers at BevMo! wine and liquor stores find and learn about the different variety of alcohol available in the store. By pressing a few keys, the robot will also be able to give suggestions to customers.

    The robot can respond to clients needing help. "I can tell you where things are in the store," it responds.

    The robot will be tested at a few locations through the month of March, a spokesperson for the store said. 

    Aside from suggesting alcohol, the automation can do inventory for the story. It uses artificial intelligence and programmable software to help customers find the perfect drink.

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