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Walmart and DroneUp Announce Multi-Site Drone Deliveries in Arkansas
Walmart is launching three full-time DroneUp airport "Hubs" for on-demand drone deliveries, with the first operation already running in Farmington, Ark.

Gatik and Walmart Conduct First Fully Driverless Deliveries in Arkansas Route
Walmart and Gatik said they have begun short-haul deliveries with autonomous trucks with no safety drivers in a milestone for commercializing such deliveries safely and at scale.

Argo AI, Ford, and Walmart to Launch Autonomous Vehicle Deliveries in Three Cities
Self-driving vehicle developer Argo AI, automaker Ford, and retailer Walmart said they will address growing demand and learn about last-mile, autonomous deliveries.

Gatik Raises Series B Funding, Expands Autonomous Trucking Operations in Texas
Gatik has raised funding to continue developing and expanding its fleets of autonomous box trucks across North America, starting with a new logistics hub in Texas.

Online Grocery Market Continues to Grow, but Automation Complexity a Challenge, Finds Report
From order fulfillment and inventory to cleaning and last-mile delivery, there are many potential applications for robots and drones in e-grocery, says Styleintelligence.

Walmart to Expand Deployment of Symbotic Supply Chain Automation to 25 Distribution Centers
Symbotic, which provides supply chain robots and software for intake, storage, and palletizing, has been working with Walmart since 2017 and will expand its deployment.

Walmart Invests in DroneUp for Nationwide Drone Deliveries
After completing hundreds of successful test flights in the past year, Walmart said it is expanding its partnership and investing in drone delivery and services provider DroneUp.

Flytrex Gets FAA Approval to Expand Backyard Drone Deliveries in North Carolina
Flytrex has received a waiver from the FAA to operate above people, expanding its on-demand drone deliveries from a local Walmart and restaurants in Fayetteville, N.C.

Walmart Joins $750M Investment in Autonomous Vehicle Firm Cruise
Cruise, which has been developing autonomous vehicles with General Motors, has raised its valuation to $30 billion.

Fetch Robotics names former Walmart executive as new VP of engineering
Cloud expert also worked on scalable cloud-based platforms for eBay, PayPal.

Walmart Robots Scan Shelves and Restock Items Faster
Walmart is testing automation to handle tasks that are repeatable, predictable and manual, like scanning shelves for out-of-stock items, incorrect prices, and wrong or missing labels.

Solving a $45 Billion-Dollar Per Annum Retail Problem with RFID-Reading Warehouse Drones
By coupling airborne drones with smarter RFID systems, MIT researchers have developed a system that enables small, safe, aerial drones to read RFID tags in large warehouses, possibly making missing...


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