As reported throughout the U.S. robotics industry, Walmart cut its partnership with fledgling automation vendor Bossa Nova, whose robots provide inventory tracking for Walmart stores as well as offering a range of broadly termed “value-added services” through the use of creating planograms for optimizing stock. The stated rationale was that humans were perfectly able to do stock keeping and inventory to the level Walmart required. There are suggestions that Walmart was concerned about human-robot interaction and the customer experience.
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