On Artificial Intelligence

Marty the Robot Rolls out AI in the Supermarket

September 25, 2020 ยท

Marty the supermarket robot is among the first to travel with customers in the store, looking to avoid collisions and look for spills. (Credit: Badger Technologies)

When six-foot-four inch Marty first rolled into Stop & Shop, the robot walked into history. Social robot experts say it is among the first instance of a robot deployed in a customer environment, namely supermarkets in the Northeast.  Marty rolls around the store looking for spills with its three cameras. It does take the place of the human worker, called an associate, that did the same thing, but it means the associate can do something else. Doing the walk-around of… Read more.