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Saturday, September 1, 2018

Walmart patents tech that allows robots to make deliveries - and it's powered by blockchain...

Creepy? Or cool? Well, doesn't matter - it's happening.

Walmart's latest patent titled "Systems, Devices, and Methods for In-Field Authenticating of Autonomous Robots" outlines it's concept as...

"Methodologies, systems, and computer-readable media are provided for in-field authentication of autonomous electronic devices. A first mobile autonomous electronic device wirelessly communicates with a second mobile autonomous electronic device and receives a set of identification information associated with the second mobile autonomous electronic device. The first electronic device autonomously travels to a specified location and transmits a first authentication signal to the second electronic device upon arrival at the specified location. The second electronic device confirms the identity of the first electronic device based on the first authentication signal and transmits a second authentication signal to the first electronic device. Once the first electronic device has confirmed that the identity of the second electronic device corresponds to an expected identity, the first electronic device transfers the object to the second electronic device."

Further into the document, it goes into a more detail on where blockchain is used in the process:

"...the first authentication signal includes a first blockchain key and the second authentication signal includes a second blockchain key, the first and second blockchain keys configured to facilitate confirming the identity of the first mobile autonomous electronic device and the identity of the second mobile autonomous electronic device."

The full patent filing can be viewed here.
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Author: Ross Davis
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