Inside Unmanned Systems

DEC 2017 - JAN 2018

Inside Unmanned Systems provides actionable business intelligence to decision-makers and influencers operating within the global UAS community. Features include analysis of key technologies, policy/regulatory developments and new product design.

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AIR INNOVATIONS 52 unmanned systems inside   December 2017/January 2018 need. To save time and help make associ- ates more efficient, Walmart is testing Bossa Nova autonomous service robots. The retailer initially tested these robots in a small num- ber of stores in Arkansas, Pennsylvania and California, and recently announced plans to expand to 50 locations across the country. All 50 robots should be working in stores by the end of February, Corporate Communications Director Justin Rushing said. The robot travels through the store looking for items that are out of stock, missing labels and in- correct price tags, Rushing said. It packages that information and sends it to employees, who can then address any issues the system finds. "We're testing a lot of things right now, but one is the best way to aggregate all that data and then convert that data into tasks," Rushing said, noting the information must be simpli- fied and useful so employees can react right away. "Associates have mobile technology they use in the stores to help them do their jobs. The Photos courtesy of Walmart and Simbe Robotics. Walmart recently announced plans to implement Bossa Nova autonomous service robots in 50 of its stores by the end of February.

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