Wal-Mart (NYSE: WMT) Drones Are On The Way

Drones could soon be taking over the world and replacing humans in the workplace. These little guys are popping up almost everywhere and even Wal-Mart wants a piece of them.

The leading retailer has just announced that the company is only 6-9 months away from beginning to use drones in their U.S. warehouses to check inventories.

The world’s biggest retail chain has been known for finding ways to cut costs and stay on top. Walmart says the drones would help make the warehouse inventory system more efficient.

The drones will fly around the warehouses capturing images in real time and will flag misplaced items. What usually takes a month is something these drones could do in a day or less. That doesn’t sound too reassuring for the folks who rely on these warehouse jobs. Any device that can do your job in a day that usually takes 30 days, could be a real threat.

Wal-Mart has asked the FAA for permission to go ahead with its testing program, it said it might consider using drones for things like home delivery and curbside grocery pickups.

Disclaimer: We have no position in Wal-Mart Stores Inc. (NYSE:WMT) and have not been compensated for this article.

Sofia Vida

Sofia has been writing for major news outlets for over 15 years. In her spare time she enjoys hiking, walking her dogs, and going to concerts.

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