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Walmart Teams With Nuro's Robot Cars to Deliver Groceries in Houston


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A Nuro Delivery Truck

The Washington Post

Robotics company Nuro has announced a partnership with Walmart to pilot-test grocery delivery via robot vehicles in Houston. Nuro already is delivering merchandise across the city from brands such as Kroger and Domino's.

The sensor-equipped Toyota Priuses it uses have been mapping the city in the course of their deliveries, collecting data about traffic and customer shopping patterns. Nuro said the Walmart partnership will boost its insights into shopping patterns, and give the company a competitive edge by answering basic questions about autonomous delivery.

Nuro's Sola Lawal said, "We want to understand how different demographics interact with and feel about the robots."

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