Walmart has jumped even further into the future. Just after it announced it had begun testing driverless cars, Walmart has revealed robotic technology that aims to bring grocery items to the store’s personal shoppers faster. In a partnership with Alert Innovation, The Alphabot system was developed.
The technology involves automated carts that fetch grocery products from storage facilities and delivers them to the personal shopper who collates orders for delivery.
In a statement released by Walmart, the company said that “With the aid of Alphabot, our associates will have more time to focus on service and selling, the two things they often tell us are the most enjoyable part of the job.” The announcement comes as trends turn more towards online grocery shopping.