Walmart is expanding its use of robotics and artificial intelligence for “repeatable and predictable” tasks including scanning shelves for out of stock items, according to a company statement sent to Retail Dive. The retailer currently has robots in 350 stores across the United States.
With this expansion, Walmart is introducing the technology into an additional 650 Walmart locations in 2020 as part of a partnership with Bossa Nova and NCR corporation, according to a press release emailed to Retail Dive. That brings the robots to a total of 1,000 Walmart stores.
NCR’s technology will be used to install, maintain and help the robots in Walmart stores as they perform tasks such as monitoring store shelves, according to a Bossa Nova statement… RetailDIVE