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How would replacing a tattoo artist with a robot change the cost structure at a tattoo studio?

French artists Pierre Emm and Johan da Silveira have developed a prototype of a tattoo robot during an Autodesk-sponsored Pier 9 residency in San Francisco. There are several steps involved in the tattooing process when performed by a robot. First, a 3D scan of the targeted body part has to first be made. The tattoo […]

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How does the use of a robotic shopping assistant impact the breakeven point and operating leverage at Lowe’s?

Lowe’s, a U.S.-based chain of retail home improvement stores, is introducing a robotic shopping assistant into its Orchard Supply Hardware store in San Jose, California.  The robot, called OSHbot, will greet customers and assist customers in finding products.  In addition, the robot has one large screen on the front and one on the back.  The […]

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How does outfitting AMC movie theaters with recliners affect the company’s break even point and operating leverage?

  AMC Entertainment Holdings Inc. is spending millions of dollars to install recliner-seating in its theaters. AMC Entertainment Holdings Inc. is outfitting about 1,800 of its nearly 3,000 auditoriums with recliners for a total cost of about $600 million. The recliners will remove up to two-thirds of the seating capacity in each theater, due to […]

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How do costs of a fashion truck compare with the costs of a bricks-and-mortar store?

Fashion trucks are starting to pop up across the country.  These fashion trucks are fashion boutiques on wheels.  The owners of the fashion trucks drive them from locale to locale, seeking to bring clothing and accessories to urban dwellers who value the convenience of a mobile store front. Emily Duran operates the light pink Passionista […]

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