Accel Robotics Claims Successful Deployment In San Diego

San Diego-based Accel Robotics, which develops automated checkout systems designed for retail stores, claims it is seeing growth and success at its first rollout of "Valet Market", an automated store its has deployed ata a luxury, San Diego apartment building. The company--which opened the store on Jun 11th--says that so far over two thirds of the building's 679 units have downloaded its apps, and about one third of all of its transactions being done by deliveries to residents' door. Accel Robotics' system allows shoppers to simply pick up items at the store after downloading its app, automatically tallying up purchases using computer vision and artificial intelligence. The company claims its system offers up a autonomous store format where shoppers no longer need to wait in line or use cumbersome self-checkout. The company says it plans to have ten of its automated stores rolled out in the coming months.