Walmart could begin deploying drones at its distribution centers within the next six to nine months, the company revealed.
The drones will be used to keep track of inventory, using proprietary software and on-board cameras that can snap 30 pictures per second.
According to Shekar Natarajan, the retailer’s logistics strategy VP, the drones can reduce the time it takes to check inventory and flag misplaced items from one month, when performed manually, to about a day or less.
Natarajan demonstrated a distribution-center drone to reporters yesterday during a media tour that preceded this morning’s annual Walmart shareholders meeting at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville.
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Hat tip to ABC News.