by Chris Stamper
Posted 5/21/05, 12:00 am
IBM is rolling out new computerized shopping carts that alert customers to sale items and let them scan groceries as they place them in their baskets. Known as the Shopping Buddy, it includes a laser scanner and a touch-screen computer with a wireless connection.
IBM touts this invention as a personalized shopping assistant on wheels. The Stop & Shop chain in New England is testing these carts now to see if its customers like them.