Report: Walmart Rolling Out Shelf-Scanning Robots

In an effort to expedite restocking store shelves, Walmart is adding shelf-scanning robots to some 40 locations, Reuters reported.

The robots are about two feet in size and are equipped with a camera that scans store shelving to see what products are in need of replenishment.

Jeremy King, Walmart’s chief technology officer, told Reuters that the robots are 50% more productive, can scan shelves three times faster than Walmart’s human employees and are able to significantly improve accuracy levels.

The report did not indicate the initial Walmart locations which will be receiving the robots. The company has been testing the program in a handful of stores.