Walmart files patent for drone shopping assistants

US supermarket giant Walmart has filed a patent to create a system of drones that can help customers with price verification and locate products in the store.

The patent, which was published on 22 March 2018, but filed on 19 September 2017, details methods to assist shoppers using unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV).

In the system outlined, customers would be able to summon assistance from a mobile electronic device. The request would be logged on a centralised computer system, which would then send a drone to locate the customer in need to advise on prices and the whereabouts of products …

Walmart files patent for drone shopping assistants

Dezeen | March 27, 2018

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