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July 27, 2021

Kyocera's Smart Checkout System to Help Accelerate Digital Transformation

Self-checkout and automated AI payment systems are becoming more common at retail and convenience stores. This trend is especially catching on in Japan, where automation represents a key solution to the growing labor shortage.

Kyocera's Advanced Technology Research Institute (R&D division) recently developed an AI-based Smart checkout system that can instantly recognize products, making checkout more efficient while reducing physical contact. Capable of identifying multiple overlapping products simultaneously, it can operate with a single camera, PC, and display, more accessible and affordable for small businesses.
In addition, Kyocera's AI architecture with an extensive database of different product types reduces the machine learning time required when a store introduces a new product.

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