Unmanned Kiosks

The unmanned kiosk is here. Or rather it’s been here for some time (history of vending machines, U*tique luxury vending machine 2009, minibar automation, self-serve checkout), but now mobile phones, electronic payments, advanced sensors like facial recognition, China, Amazon Go, the death of malls, and retail automation, are converging together into super sophisticated unmanned kiosks. Below are two technologies I have had the pleasure of investing in, and am hoping you the reader of this post are already noodling other potential unmanned kiosk applications in which we can invest.