Grocery Robots Detect Spills with Some Far-Off Human Help

The googly eyes are fake, but each robot has eight cameras — some directed down at the floor and others that can see shelves.

Image via AP Photo/Matt Rourke

SEEKONK, Mass. (AP) — A wheeled robot named Marty is rolling into nearly 500 grocery stores to alert employees if it encounters spilled granola, squashed tomatoes or a broken jar of mayonnaise. But there could be a human watching from behind its cartoonish googly eyes. Badger Technologies CEO Tim Rowland says its camera-equipped robots stop after detecting a potential spill. But to make sure, humans working in a control center in the Philippines review the… Read at AP News

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