Artificial intelligence will soon be put to work at Walmart stores around the country. And it could be a game-changer for retail.
The company is launching a small army of autonomous scanning robots.
The robots are 6 feet tall, equipped with an array of lights, cameras, and radar sensors.
It then goes up and down each aisle on its own, at 2 to 3 mph, scanning the shelves for empty spots, and also checking the price tags.
Because the robot uses LIDAR and other video cameras, what the robot actually sees is very similar to what a self-driving car sees.