Robot that stocks drinks is newest thing at the corner store


              In this image made from video, Raul Vicente, a professor of Data Science at University of Tartu, speaks in Tartu, Estonia, during an online interview with The Associated Press on Friday, Aug. 26, 2022. Robots are proving a plus in the era of the coronavirus pandemic by reducing infection risks, said Vicente. (AP Photo)
            
              Telexistence CEO Jin Tomioka, left, and FamilyMart Executive Officer Tomohiro Kano look at shelves of a FamilyMart convenience store in Tokyo, Friday, Aug. 26, 2022, as the TX SCARA robot stocks shelves with battles and cans. The robot can restock shelves with up to 1,000 bottles and cans a day. (AP Photo/Yuri Kageyama)
            
              FamilyMart Executive Officer Tomohiro Kano looks at a packed lunch at a FamilyMart convenience store in Tokyo, Friday, Aug. 26, 2022, where the TX SCARA robot is stocking shelves with bottles and cans. The robot can restock shelves with up to 1,000 bottles and cans a day. (AP Photo/Yuri Kageyama)
            
              Telexistence CEO Jin Tomioka stands before his company’s robot, TX SCARA, center back, as it stocks drinks in the refrigerated section of a FamilyMart convenience store in Tokyo, Friday, Aug. 26, 2022. The robot can restock shelves with up to 1,000 bottles and cans a day. (AP Photo/Yuri Kageyama)
            
              TX SCARA robot works, stocking drinks in the refrigerated section of a FamilyMart convenience store in Tokyo, Friday, Aug. 26, 2022. The robot can restock shelves with up to 1,000 bottles and cans a day. (AP Photo/Yuri Kageyama)