I ventured to the Fayetteville Sam’s Club on Thursday to see their latest technological advancements — a robot that serves hot lunch in mere minutes.
Driving the news: The robot is the first in a Sam’s Club location, though one was initially placed in the cafeteria at the company’s home office.
Between the lines: The innovation isn’t really about expanding the café menu, which doesn’t typically boast burgers, Tim Simmons, Sam’s Club senior vice president and chief product officer, told Axios. It’s more about experimenting with robotics and automation and looking at how the company can add technology to its operation.
- The concept was developed by an internal team, dubbed Network 32, that focuses on innovating five years out.