The Walmart robot vacuum won’t work for you, Walmart says.
The giant online retailer, known for its retail store and the popular robot vacuum, said Monday it will stop selling the robot vacuum in stores nationwide beginning Wednesday.
Walmart has about 50,000 robots at its stores nationwide, but the company said that the robot will only work at its warehouses, where the robots can only be activated with the push of a button.
“While we continue to work with our suppliers and partners to develop the best solutions for the needs of our customers, Walmart’s decision to discontinue this service will not impact our ongoing efforts to ensure our customers have access to the best robot vacuums on the market,” Walmart said in a statement.
“The robot vacuum is the largest robotic system on our shelves and is an important tool for our stores and our employees.”
While robots have made inroads in retailing, the robots used in the robots are typically much more expensive than the retail robots.