January 27, 2021
Walmart plans to build warehouses at some stores where self-driving robots will fetch groceries and have them ready for shoppers to pick up in an hour or less. Orders are brought outside to shoppers' cars - speeding up curbside pickups.
Walmart said delivery and pickup sales grew 300%
The construction has started at stores in Texas, Utah and Arkansas.
Robots coop/vs HUMANS?
Rival Amazon uses similar technology in its warehouses, with robots bringing books, vitamins and other small items to workers to box and ship.
Walmart said the robots save time since employees don't have to walk store aisles to find items.