Walmart began working with Alert Innovation in 2016 to build custom technology for its micro-fulfillment centers.
Walmart to equip $118M fulfillment center with GreyOrange robots
The 430,000-square-foot facility will be equipped with GreyOrange’s robotic technology, which is expected to speed up order fulfillment.
Gatik autonomous box trucks hit new milestone with Walmart
Gatik no longer has a human safety driver behind the wheel of two Level 4 autonomous box trucks operating for Walmart in Bentonville, Arkansas. But the box trucks aren’t completely driverless just yet, however.
Walmart and Symbotic work together to implement high-tech automation system into distribution network
Walmart partners with Symbotic to deploy automation that improves the throughput of regional Walmart distribution centers.
Walmart invests in Cruise for last-mile delivery
Cruise and Walmart announced in November 2020 a self-driving delivery pilot in Scottsdale, Ariz. using Cruise’s all-electric Chevy Bolts.
Walmart adds Cruise to autonomous delivery pilots
Walmart customers in Scottsdale, Arizona will be able to place orders that will be delivered contact-free by a Cruise autonomous vehicle.
Analyzing the Bossa Nova-Walmart separation; autonomous yard trucks with Outrider
In Episode 23 of The Robot Report Podcast, our editors discuss robotics in retail with the CEO of Simbe Robotics, autonomous vehicles in shipping yards with Outrider’s CEO, and some of the latest applications of the Spot quadruped.
Walmart ends five year inventory robot contract with Bossa Nova Robotics — updated
Walmart has ended its five-year contract for inventory robots from Bossa Nova Robotics, reports The Wall Street Journal. This is a setback for robots in retail, as demand shifts and technologists seek to automate various tasks.
Bossa Nova CTO explains expansion to a total of 1,000 Walmart stores
Bossa Nova Robotics’ CTO explains the company’s expansion of its deployment at Walmart stores, as well as its partnership with NCR and its plans to focus on front-of-store operations.
Tally trials begin in Giant Eagle stores, as Simbe aims inventory robot at global grocers
Simbe Robotics, which already supplies a dozen retailers worldwide, recently began a pilot with U.S. grocer Giant Eagle. The Tally autonomous mobile robot is designed to gather inventory data, helping to make store teams more efficient.
Food robotics pioneers take orders for growing industry appetite
Attendees and speakers at a food robotics event in San Francisco discussed the biggest challenges facing developers and users of robots and AI for cooking, delivery, and tracking.
Autonomous Robots powered by BrainOS to be used at Walmart
Walmart has been testing Brain Corp.’s BrainOS-powered autonomous floor cleaners for more than a year. Now it looks like the two companies are ready to take their relationship to the next level. By the end of Walmart’s fiscal year, January 31, 2019, the world’s largest retailer will have 360 BrainOS-powered machines cleaning its floors across…
5 Robots Walmart is Testing for Retail Innovation
In the past two years, Walmart has embraced dozens of technologies to lower its costs, increase operational efficiency, and better compete with Amazon and other e-commerce competitors. One of the technologies Walmart is turning to is robotics. Amazon is well-known for its use of robots uses in some of its warehouses, in addition to other cutting-edge…
Walmart Alphabot Fulfilling Customers’ Online Grocery Orders
Walmart is piloting yet another robot in its quest to add automation to its operation to better compete with Amazon and other e-tailers. The Walmart Alphabot, which the world’s largest retailer developed in conjunction with Alert Innovation, will be installed in a 20,000-square foot extension connected to the Walmart in Salem, N.H. The Walmart Alphabot,…
Wal-Mart expands testing of robots to scan shelves
Long known for its human greeters, Wal-Mart Stores (NYSE:WMT) is now expanding the use of robots to make sure its shelves are properly stocked. The Arkansas-based retail giant disclosed yesterday plans to increase the use of aisle-roaming robots in more than 50 locations after a pilot test in its home state, Pennsylvania and California. The…