Supermarket Scanner Recognizes Objects, Makes Barcodes Obsolete

"The latest supermarket scanner developed by Toshiba Tec may make conventional barcodes in supermarkets obsolete.

Currently, at most supermarkets, a laser scanner is used to recognize barcodes, but the newly developed Object Recognition Scanner instantly recognizes the merchandise itself, be it fresh produce or packaged goods, by identifying it directly via a camera."

(via +Topsy Labs)
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