This summer Wal-Mart confirmed it also is evaluating another smart cart prototype developed by Five Elements Robotics. Wal-Mart spokesman Ravi Jariwala said the retailer was evaluating a smart cart prototype in its lab and giving feedback to the robotics company.
Five Elements Robotics first developed Budgee in early 2014 with the goal of seeing the robot integrated into daily life. The robot is equipped to carry items for the user. Budgee weighs less than 20 pounds and can be driven by remote control using a smartphone or tablet. The company said in 2014 a second target for this type of smart cart would be retail chains and mall management services.
The application also addressed how motorized carts could help stores keep track of inventory. If a manager wants to see if a particular item is in stock after searching the inventory system, a smart cart could be sent to the shelf to ensure the product is there. The camera on the device could photograph the shelf to ensure correct pricing and labeling.
This glamorous and versatile bar cart is perfect as a storage or serving station in living and dining spaces. Stylishly constructed with a matte gold steel frame with two black glass shelves, this cart promises durability.