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Googly-eyed Robots Are Coming to Grocery Stores

by Conner Flynn
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Pay no attention to the robots that want to wipe out humanity and enslave any survivors. Instead be distracted by this silly looking googly-eyed robot. Isn’t he adorable? Giant Food Stores, a supermarket chain popular in Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, and West Virginia, will soon getting some silly looking robots in their stores. Within six months time, each of the 172 supermarkets will be working with these robots who are each called “Marty.”

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Giant’s parent company, Ahold Delhaize USA, based in the Netherlands, also owns Martin’s and Stop & Shop locations, hence the name. These stores will also be getting robots, so Marty is going to show up in 500 locations all told. My question is this: How long until someone paints one of these so that it looks like that hot dog from Sausage Party? Because that’s what it kinda looks like already.

Each Marty will alert humans to problems spills or other trip hazards with voice warnings. What else can it do? I have no idea, but I’m sure that small kids will grab onto it and go for rides until it eventually tips over, crushing someone while its googly eyes go crazy. They’ll have no choice but to take it out back and put it down at that point. Sad really.

[via The Washington Post via Popular Mechanics]



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