Russian robot started working at Walmart

The Russian robot of the Promobot company started working as a consultant in the Lider Hiper supermarket - it belongs to

the world's largest retailer Walmart in Santiago, the capital of Chile. It is the largest American supermarket in the country and one of the largest on the continent.

A robot can advise store buyersin Spanish, Portuguese and English. The robot will help you navigate the assortment of the store, guests can check with the robot the availability of products and prices for them, the conditions of promotions and special offers. For work, the artificial intelligence (AI) of the robot analyzed and memorized 120 thousand trade items: food, children's goods, household chemicals, building materials and other goods. According to the developers, it is now the world's largest volume of product data used in a robot.

“The flow of people at the Walmart supermarket is likesubway at rush hour. To make the movement of the robot as safe and autonomous as possible, our engineers have created unique obstacle sensors - they are faster, more accurate and more reliable than any solution on the market. We hope that thanks to our cooperation with Walmart, we will be able to scale this development for other Promobot robots in any country in the world. It is a great success to test Russian inventions in the world's most famous trading network.

Oleg Kivokurtsev, Development Director of Promobot.

Walmart Corporation is known for implementingrobotic solutions: robots for disinfection, drones for delivering goods, as well as "smart" grocery baskets, but the robot consultant Walmart installed for the first time. Especially for the American company, Russian developers have upgraded the obstacle sensors installed in the promobot. Research and tests were carried out for about several months - in Russia and Chile.

The Promobot company was founded in 2015 in Perm. Since the same year he has been a resident of Skolkovo. Promobots work in 40 countries around the world as administrators, promoters, consultants, guides and concierges, replacing or supplementing "live" employees.

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