Robot Supermarket

Sedano’s and e-grocery start-up Takeoff Technologies have teamed up to create a robotic supermarket. Takeoff plans to launch a local fulfilment centre to serve 14 of Sedano’s supermarkets in Miami, US. It will also offer pickup services to customers of the grocery store. Customers place orders using a mobile app, which are processed by Takeoff’s automated facility. The robots can assemble up to 60 items in mere minutes, a fraction of the time human labourers take. Sedano’s operates 34 stores in Florida. Takeoff is working with five more regional and national US chains to deploy further automated fulfilment sites next year, giving the fledgeling grocery e-commerce market a tool to help it grow.