Walmart is looking into the futuristic way to boost its revenue.
According to CBS News, Walmart will have robots to help with a surge in online orders. The company reported plans to build warehouses at some stores where self-driving robots will get groceries and have them ready for shoppers to pick up quickly.
As for how many warehouses the company will be building, Walmart declined to confirm the specific number. However, construction has already begun at stories in Lewisville, Texas; Plano, Texas; American Fork, Utah; and Bentonville, Arkansas. A test site was opened more than a year ago at a store in Salem, New Hampshire.
Walmart says it hopes that this process will make the curbside pickup option faster.
If you’re hoping to meet a robot inside the store, Walmart can confirm that the robots will not roam store aisles. A part of its job will be staying inside the warehouses built-in separate areas. Windows will be built at some locations so shoppers can watch the robots work.
The wheeled robots carry crates of juice, cereal, and other small goods to Walmart employees, who then will bag the items for shoppers.
Walmart said the robots save time since employees don’t have to search aisles for items.
Employees at Walmart will still have to go into the store to pick out fresh groceries, such as meat, fish, and vegetables.