Walmart is using aisle-roaming robots to keep its shelves stocked

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Walmart is using aisle-roaming robots to keep its shelves stocked Walmart wants to improve out-of-stock issues and price discrepancies in its stores. So, it's begun testing the use of aisle-roaming robots. The world's largest retailer has had a well-documented struggle with empty shelves in its stores nationwide. A few years ago, Walmart admitted that it was likely losing out on $3 billion in sales due to out-of-stocks. With an infusion of automation, however, Walmart is hoping to keep more merchandise on its shelves. It wants to task robots with repeatable, predictable jobs, like scanning shelves for out-of-stocks. These robots can also scan for incorrect prices and mislabeling. The nondescript robots include a base with an attached tower equipped with cameras. The cameras do the scanning, and when problems are found, the robots alert store employees. Employees can then restock shelves and fix errors. Walmart says it's been testing the robots in a small number of stores in Arkansas, Pennsylvania and California. It's now expanding the trial to an additional 50 locations. Walmart is using aisle-roaming robots to keep its shelves stocked

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