WalMart to test out automated system to fill grocery bags

Robots may soon be filling your grocery bags at WalMart.

The retailer is testing a program at its supercenter in Salem, New Hampshire.

The automation system is called "alpha-bot."

The idea is to speed up the process of filling online orders.

The system will be housed in a new, 20,000 square foot extension to the store in Salem, which will also feature a drive-thru for customers.

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