BY MARCO MARGARITOFF
The large retailer just filed a patent for drones that would help customers with pricing and navigation assistance while in stores.
We recently reported on Walmart filing a patent for crop-fertilizing drones that could help alleviate the decreasing bee population, as well as Samsung’s plans to develop flying display drones that could potentially improve the shopping experience for customers.
Today, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office published Walmart’s latest application, which details how the retail giant would use drones for customer assistance at its shopping locations.
The premise is simple, you’re at a Walmart lost in an aisle with no idea how to find your way back to the entrance. While stranded, you spot a pair of headphones you really like but the price tag is nowhere to be found. These things happen. Instead of panicking, or googling the item on your phone to gauge how much you might have to spend, you just open your Walmart app and request assistance. A short while later, a drone cruises down your aisle and not only provides you with the headphone price information you need, but leads you back to safety.
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