Walmart Lays Off Shelf-Scanning Robots, Lets Humans Do The Work

ARKANSAS (CBSNEWS.COM) — Walmart is laying off the robots it had deployed in about 500 stores to keep tabs on what’s on and not on the shelves.

A Walmart employee waits for the Alphabot system to expel carts filled with customers’ online orders at a Walmart micro-fulfillment center on Jan. 8, 2020. (credit: Suzanne Kreiter/The Boston Globe via Getty Images)

The nation’s largest retailer said Monday it has ended its relationship with startup Bossa Nova Robotics and letting humans handle the tasks.

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