Marty, the big-eyed robot who helps with cleaning in grocery stores, celebrated his first birthday and his first year in business on Saturday. When we say "work all my life".
It has already been a year since Marty, the robot boy on wheels, was launched in almost 500 grocery stores including about 300 stores of the American chain Stop & Shop.
Tim Rowland, CEO of Badger Technologies, says that his robots have made an excellent human resources support service in supermarkets. Currently. In the year Japan takes out 90% of staff from the flagship store of a major brand (Uniqlo) it is safe to think that Marty will not stop there.
How Marty, the boy robot works
Marty continually patrols the endless aisles of supermarket shelves to detect any breakage of some package or the spill of a liquid. At that point he reports the situation to the staff and positions himself as a "notice in motion" to prevent customers from spitting themselves beautifully on the ground.
To operate, Marty uses laser-based LIDAR sensors, and to avoid bumping customers he always gives them the right of way. That is. Somehow. Watch one of the many videos found on YouTube by searching for "Marty, grocery store robot":
Two big fake eyes and eight real
Marty's two reassuring and large eyes are "scenic needs" to anthropomorphize him a little and generate empathy. But the robot boy is not blind, on the contrary: he has eight eyes. There are many cameras with which it is equipped, some facing the floor and others that can see the shelves.
Rowland said the robots could eventually be reused to monitor a store's inventory as well. I expect nothing less. Put him a bucket and a patch on this, and see he combines you. Such as? Already clean as well? Ohioi.
Executives, customers and employees (quoque tu) of the Stop & Shop chain greeted Marty's first birthday with activities, discounts, parties and cakes.
I find it good that Marty still cannot make wishes, otherwise poor them. Secondly, dear robot boy, 100 of these days and always remains as you are.