A peek at the day’s work of a Walmart robot:
“All the while, the robot is snapping photo after photo of the shelves, both with 2-D and 3-D cameras. The robot complements this data by scanning the shelves with lidar. “We look at the depth of the shelves, so we’re able to see whether a product is fully stocked, completely out of stock, or some level of depletion in between,” says Martin Hitch, chief business officer of Bossa Nova. The robot also checks to make sure the products are arranged in the right order. A human worker (store associate, in corporate-speak) then uses this information to do the actual restocking.”
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