Meet Marty, the robotic robot with googogs to go to the aisles through 200 supermarkets in the US

A robot with wheels called Marty rolls in nearly 500 supermarkets to warn employees when they encounter spilled granola, crushed tomatoes or a broken pot of mayonnaise.

But a person can be seen behind his cartoon-like, googly eyes.

Director Tim Rowland of Badger Technologies says the camera-equipped robots stop after detecting a possible leak.

The & # 39; Marty & # 39; robots will walk through supermarket aisles in search of leaks and hazards. When it detects an accident, the staff warns to clean up spilled quantities.

The & # 39; Marty & # 39; robots will walk through supermarket aisles in search of leaks and hazards. When it detects an accident, the staff warns to clean up spilled quantities.

The & # 39; Marty & # 39; robots will walk through supermarket aisles in search of leaks and hazards. When it detects an accident, the staff warns to clean up spilled quantities.

HOW THE ROBOT WORKS

The robots move with the help of laser-based "lidar" sensors and pause when consumers and their cars come their way.

The googly eyes are fake, but each robot has eight cameras – some focused on the floor and others that can see shelves.

But to ensure, people who work in a control center in the Philippines view the images before activating a cleanup message about the speaker.

Rowland says that 25 of the robots are now active in certain Giant, Martin & # 39; s and Stop & Shop stores, with another 30 additional arrivals per week.

Carlisle, Pennsylvania-based Giant, says it has two robots that are now operating in state stores and plans to extend this mid-year to all 172 Giant stores.

The chains are all part of the Dutch parent company Ahold Delhaize.

The robots move with the help of laser-based "lidar" sensors and pause when consumers and their cars come their way.

The googly eyes are fake, but each robot has eight cameras – some focused on the floor and others that can see shelves.

Rowland said the robots could eventually be reallocated to check the inventory of a store.

The robots move using laser-based "lidar" sensors and pause when consumers and their cars get on their path

The robots move using laser-based "lidar" sensors and pause when consumers and their cars get on their path

The robots move using laser-based "lidar" sensors and pause when consumers and their cars get on their path

A robot observed Tuesday at a Stop & Shop store in Seekonk, Massachusetts, shop employees reported a price tag that had fallen into an aisle and a small sprig of herbs in another aisle.

After moving for a few minutes, it returned to the location of each leak and waited for an employee to press a button to confirm that the debris had been collected.

It is not the only robot that American consumers can see this year. The supermarket chains of Walmart and Midwestern, Schnucks, have used robots to follow the inventory.

A trade union representing Giant and Stop & Shop employees says it is keeping an eye on Marty.

A robot named Marty cleans the floors in a huge supermarket in Harrisburg

A robot named Marty cleans the floors in a huge supermarket in Harrisburg

A robot named Marty cleans the floors in a huge supermarket in Harrisburg

It remains to be seen what the messages will eventually use the technology for.

UFCW president Marc Perrone said in a statement by e-mail that the aggressive expansion of automation in supermarkets and stores is a direct threat to the millions of American workers who serve these industries and the customers & # 39 ;.

Robotics and A.I. From a research laboratory to the sales floor has been a very exciting journey, and we were excited about the customer response in our pilot stores, "said Nicholas Bertram, president of GIANT Food Stores.

& # 39; Our employees have worked hard to bring this innovation to life with great partners. & # 39;