Supermarket Robot Escapes Store, Makes it to Parking Lot Before Grocery Captors Capture It

If only it had been faster.

“Marty,” a cleaning robot that has been a fixture at Giant Food in Hellertown, Pennsylvania, since 2019, experienced freedom briefly last week when it was able to leave the store. It made it all the way out to the parking lot before being recaptured and redirected.

According to Breitbart:

Giant Food Stores announced in January 2019 it was adding robotic assistants to all of its 172 stores.

“‘Marty,’ a tall gray robot with googly eyes, will soon be working alongside associates, thanks to a partnership between Ahold Delhaize USA services company Retail Business Services, GIANT, and Jabil subsidiary Badger Technologies™,” the news release said.

Additional video footage shows one of the robots patrolling the aisles of the grocery store while shoppers fill their carts:

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