Walmart Adds To In-Store Tech, Intros Self-Driving Floor Cleaners

Continuing its deployments of in-store technology, Walmart is introducing a self-driving machine to clean and polish floors.

The Auto-C (autonomous cleaner) uses assisted autonomy to clean store floors, rather than an employee riding on and driving the scrub machine, according to a Walmart blog post and as portrayed in a Walmart video.

The self-driving machine is in 78 stores already and soon moving into another 360 locations.

Walmart has been adding high-tech devices into its stores over the past year.

The retailer recently announced it was sending to its stores 17,000 virtual reality headsets to be used for employee training, launched a pilot to use automation technology to deliver items to associates and introduced shelf-scanning robots that use artificial intelligence to track inventory in 50 stores.

2 comments about "Walmart Adds To In-Store Tech, Intros Self-Driving Floor Cleaners".
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  1. R MARK REASBECK from www.USAonly.US , October 10, 2018 at 9:14 p.m.

    how many jobs lost on this robot?  Puts people out of work, so even THEY can't shop at Walmart

  2. Chuck Martin from Chuck Martin replied, October 10, 2018 at 9:55 p.m.

    At the moment, Mark, the robot actually needs a human handler.

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