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7-Eleven Singapore launches first-ever self-checkout in Esplanade MRT Station

The unmanned store will operate a quick-serving AI system to track items and serve orders fast.

7-Eleven Singapore has opened the Hive 2.0, the first-ever unmanned self-checkout store in the country.

Located at the Esplanade MRT station on the Circle Line, the Hive 2.0 has integrated automation, robotics and digital retail services into an AI-enhanced store.

Customers can use their credit or debit cards to shop at the unmanned store. An AI system and Quikbot self-navigating bots then track the items that customers need to purchase and execute a seamless delivery order.

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Items are lined in dispensing machines in room-sized robotic retail. A fully automated bubble tea store is there to serve automatic orders, capable of fitting the convenience of busy commuters and others in the local community.

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