Robot Begins Patrolling Aisles At Danville Grocery Store

Marty the robot has been deployed at the GIANT grocery store in Danville and it will roam the aisles for 12 hours a day every day. GIANT will eventually deploy the 6-foot high gray plastic assistant with googly eyes and a female voice at all of it stores. The robot uses cameras to patrol the store to identify hazards such as liquids, powders and debris in the aisles of the store and notifies store employees about the hazard. Marty won’t leave the mess until it is cleaned up. GIANT officials say the robot will free store associates so they can spend more time with customers and the robot won’t take away any jobs from humans.