AT&T is Working on 5G Retail Robots
5G is going to bring with it a whole host of opportunities, including new technologies for the retail environment. AT&T and Badger Technologies, a product division of Jabil, are already hard at work, trying to accelerate retail automation using autonomous robots that are tied to the 5G network.
The path towards automation in the customer-facing side of retail seems inevitable, especially once the 5G network gets fully up and running. But rather than thinking of it like robots are stealing your retail sales team’s jobs, store owners could view this as an opportunity to leave those menial tasks to the one-track-minded robot fleet of employees—like the one AT&T is working to create.
The partnership between AT&T and Badger will use Badger Technologies’ fleet of robots on the 5G network that AT&T is slowly but surely rolling out. When tied into that network, the retail robots will be able to autonomously roll up and down the aisles of a retail store, identifying out-of-stock items and potential in-store hazards.