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Walmart pilots a grocery-picking robot to fulfill customers' online orders

Sarah Perez
Walmart pilots a grocery-picking robot to fulfill customers' online orders

Walmart is testing a new robotics system that picks customers' grocery orders. The retailer this morning announced it has partnered with Alert Innovation to deploy Alphabot, a system designed for Walmart, in its Salem, New Hampshire superstore. The automated technology will be installed in a 20,000-square foot extension connected to the store, which will also serve as the dedicated grocery pick-up point with drive-thru lanes for customers.