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Friday, June 03, 2016

Walmart Develops a Drone

Like this application, we examined a number for warehouse applications.  Simple, cheap, readily manipulable sensors that move to check inventory.  We did not considered flyable ones at the time. See also previous posts about drones on a gimbal and inside a cage to facilitate indoor use.

In the Business Insider
" ... Walmart is getting into the drone game.
Walmart's VP of Emerging Sciences Shekar Natarajan demoed the retailer's new technology to reporters from a Bentonville, Arkansas, distribution center on Thursday, on the eve of its annual shareholders meeting.

The drone technology will be replacing the jobs of inventory quality assurance employees, cutting inventory checks across massive distribution centers (the one in Bentonville is 1.2 million square feet) from one month down to a single day. ... "  

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