Many have theorized about the effects and consequences of A.I. and automation, but this is no longer a future situation. Robots and artificial intelligence are here today, for better or worse.

Say Hello to “Marty”

Giant Food Stores will be placing “Marty” robots in all of their Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and West Virginia. Including our local Westminster Giant.

Giant Food Stores will deploy Marty the robot models to every Maryland location to work alongside employees and customers.

Posted by Owings Mills-Reisterstown Patch on Tuesday, January 15, 2019

 

Marty is meant to assist both customers and workers all throughout the store. He can search the store for any causes of concerns or hazards, such as a spill. Marty proved popular in a test location, but whether he will be popular in his state-wide rollout remains to be seen.