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Japan gets Vending Machine 2.0, see-through Full HD display, facial recognition

Japan intros Vending Machine 2.0, packs Full HD see-through display, facial recognition, so much coo

| Computer Systems News | Posted: Dec 23, 2011 10:25 am

Ok. If I were rich enough, I admit it: there would be one of these in each of my rooms. But, Japan gets it first, as they are the country of not only vending machines, but super-new technology and tech items.

 

 

Developed by Japan-based tech companies Sanden and Okaya (as well as Intel), this "vending machine 2.0" features a 65-inch see-through display with full HD resolution as its biggest selling point. When there are no potential customers nearby, it turns into a digital clock and also includes various animations to attract people.

 

Of course, the facial recognition feature is one of the stand out features of the new vending machine 2.0. Once a person is standing in front of the machine, facial recognition picks up the gender and approximate age and serves up personalized ads. The machine is suggested to sell "luxury" items such as cosmetics and wine.

 

I personally think one of the better features is in the case of an emergency, the vending machine 2.0 will use its 65-inch display to show people directions to the nearest exit. I think that's a very intuitive addition to the market, and it proves Japan have not just thought about profits from the vending machine, but helping people out in a time of need.

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