Orchard Supply Hardware gets robot employees at South Bay store

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Tuesday, October 28, 2014
OSHbot robot
Orchard Supply Hardware in San Jose will be the home to OSHbot, a robot associate that will help customers.

SAN JOSE (KGO) -- You may be surprised who will be ready to greet you when you stop by Orchard Supply Hardware store on Royal Avenue in San Jose this holiday shopping season.

The company posted a video on youtube featuring its new robot team member - OSHbot.

The robots dubbed OSHbots look like white columns with two large black screens on either side of them. They are equipped with 3-D cameras so they can scan and identify items and help customers navigate the store.

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It can respond to people and even speaks Spanish.

The new robots are expected to make their big public debut in about three weeks.