Have you met the new employee at Jackson Square's Stop & Shop? Its name is Marty. Marty is a robot.
Stop & Shop's parent company, Ahold Delhaize USA, announced in January that it would be deploying around 500 robots to Giant Food Stores, Martin's and Stop & Shops, according to Supermarket News.
Marty is actually not cleaning the store, as some people may think. Under Marty's googly eyes states an explanation of the robot's purpose: "Marty is an autonomous robot that uses image capturing technology to report spills, debris and other potential hazards to store employees to improve your shopping experience.
Marty is not supposed to replace any store employees, reported Popular Mechanics.