@article{(Open Science Index):https://publications.waset.org/pdf/9999678,
	  title     = {The Conceptual Design Model of an Automated Supermarket},
	  author    = {Sathya Narayanan V. and  Sidharth P. and  Sanal Kumar. V. R.},
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	  abstract     = {The success of any retail business is predisposed by its
swift response and its knack in understanding the constraints and the
requirements of customers. In this paper a conceptual design model
of an automated customer-friendly supermarket has been proposed.
In this model a 10-sided, space benefited, regular polygon shaped
gravity shelves have been designed for goods storage and effective
customer-specific algorithms have been built-in for quick automatic
delivery of the randomly listed goods. The algorithm is developed
with two main objectives, viz., delivery time and priority. For
meeting these objectives the randomly listed items are reorganized
according to the critical-path of the robotic arm specific to the
identified shop and its layout and the items are categorized according
to the demand, shape, size, similarity and nature of the product for an
efficient pick-up, packing and delivery process. We conjectured that
the proposed automated supermarket model reduces business
operating costs with much customer satisfaction warranting a winwin
	    journal   = {International Journal of Computer and Information Engineering},
	  volume    = {8},
	  number    = {10},
	  year      = {2014},
	  pages     = {1857 - 1862},
	  ee        = {https://publications.waset.org/pdf/9999678},
	  url   	= {https://publications.waset.org/vol/94},
	  bibsource = {https://publications.waset.org/},
	  issn  	= {eISSN: 1307-6892},
	  publisher = {World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology},
	  index 	= {Open Science Index 94, 2014},