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Future of Retail


The Future of Retail

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Future of Retail


The Future of Retail

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Science Fiction Prototyping


Science Fiction Prototyping

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Science Fiction Prototyping


Science Fiction Prototyping

 

The pace of change is exponential, creating an imperative for organizations to build core competencies in envisioning the future and developing technology for long-term competitive advantage.

Science fiction prototyping helps organizations leverage the power of narrative to understand how technology may play a role in the future lives of customers and employees.

Lowe’s Innovation Labs is using this process to think broadly about potential applications for disruptive technologies, build an innovation roadmap and rapidly prototype new technology.

 


 
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LIL-Bangalore


LIL-Bangalore

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LIL-Bangalore


LIL-Bangalore

Lowe's Innovation Labs is expanding its network into Bangalore by launching a startup accelerator focused on technologies including augmented and virtual reality, 3D scanning and printing, and robotics.

Startups at LIL-Bangalore will participate in an intensive 16-week accelerator program and have the opportunity to partner with the Lowe’s Innovation Labs to deploy their technology in the U.S. Interested startups are encouraged to apply online.  

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3D Printing and Scanning


3D Scanning & Printing

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3D Printing and Scanning


3D Scanning & Printing

Lowe's Innovation Labs has partnered with Authentise to bring in-store and online 3D printing and scanning services to Orchard Supply Hardware and www.osh.com. This program brings customers simple, fun experiences designing and producing items for personal expression throughout their home.

 

Customers at OSH in Mountain View, California can customize the color, shape and material of light switch plates, address plates, door handles and cabinet knobs. For the first time in a retail setting, customers can also scan certain items, such as out-of-production antique home accents, to create 3D models for printing. Additional partners on this project include CGTrader and Sculpteo.

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    OSHbot


    OSHbot

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    OSHbot


    OSHbot

    A customer's experience in retail stores remained relatively unchanged for decades, but their expectations changed significantly. Lowe's Innovation Labs partnered with Fellow Robots to  introduce Autonomous Retail Service Robot technology to amplify the shopping experience for customers and employees. 

     
     

    In 2014, OSHbot retail service robots were installed in the midtown San Jose Orchard Supply Hardware store. OSHbot will greet you when you come in, and you can talk back - in English or Spanish. Just tell OSHbot what you are looking for and it will guide you to that item in the store.  

     

    Natural Language Processing

    Autonomous Store Navigation

    Real-Time Product Information

    3D Scanning

    Remote Connectivity

    Inventory Management

    Collision Avoidance

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    Lowe's Holoroom


    The Holoroom

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    Lowe's Holoroom


    The Holoroom

    The Lowe's Holoroom is an augmented reality home improvement store and design tool that empowers homeowners with an immersive, intuitive experience in the room of their dreams. Visualizing a home improvement project is hard - the Holoroom is here to help.

     
     

    The Lowe’s Holoroom was introduced to two Toronto-area stores in 2014 to help customers plan a bathroom remodel or refresh project. Future offerings will include  additional living spaces such as kitchen and outdoor.