Walmart Introduces Alphabot
Alphabot, Walmart’s stealthily built and tested autonomous technological achievement, may forever change the way Walmart online grocery orders are assembled. Walmart isn’t getting ahead of itself – it is restricting the test to one store in Salem, New Hampshire – but a more widespread rollout is definitely in the cards.
Alphabot itself spans about 8,000 square feet and operates inside a roughly 20,000-square-foot space that looks like a mini warehouse and has been built onto the back of Walmart’s Salem store. It took roughly two years to construct.