Walmart is testing grocery delivery robots

If you are living in the city of Salem which is in New Hamshire and will buy and shop something at Walmart, then there is a chance that a robot will deal with you at the time of payment and also a hand to your personal shopper. Walmart, which is the world largest retailer yesterday has revealed a partnership with the Alert Innovation which is a Massachusetts based company automated company, is going to deploy 20000 square foot extension which is closely connected the 39 Salem by the end of 2019.

The robots has been named as Alphabot System which is developed mainly for the Walmart, that also includes the automated trolleys that can retrieve items from the storage containers and cane easily deliver it to the store employees who is preparing the order with in store delivery. The company also stated that the majority of the chilled and frozen foods will going to be transported in this way only, just apart from where they are produced and some of the other fresh products.

According to a Walmart yahoo technology, more than 94 percent of the order will going to be recovered in time duration of less than seven minutes.

The announcement has been made by the online sales reached the historic highs. According to a research which is made by the Food marketing institute revealed that more than 20% of the shoppers buy their groceries via online and 9% of them more than twice a month.

Walmart is offering the online grocery delivery goods in more than 1800 stores as of now and is planning to expand this to 2000 by the end of this year.

U.K supermarket chain Ocado which is also one of the largest provider of grocery retailers has also built a computer system to transfer good. And Boss Nova which also works in this field has also develops robots to navigate stores.


Written by Udit Agarwal

Startup/Tech News Correspondent, Responsible for gathering information on the tech companies working on IOT, AI, ML, Cloud, Mobile Technologies,

Udit can be reached at [email protected]

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