Walmart’s Latest Blockchain Patent Lets Robots Conduct Deliveries Across Supply Chain

Walmart’s Latest Blockchain Patent Lets Robots Conduct Deliveries Across Supply Chain


According to an official patent document released on August 30, American retailer Walmart has applied to the U.S Patent and Trademark Office to patent the blockchain system for delivery.

The Goal of the new patent is to provide a technology to run “in the authenticating of autonomous electronic devices” to enable secure distribution. The patent specifies that exemplary incarnation, two autonomous electronic devices such as delivery drones or domestic autonomous robots can prove each other using the incarnation of the security procedures described here.

Patents are entitled to system, tools and methods for in-field authentication of Autonomous Robots and were field by Walmart Stores Inc. Documents packaging describes a system of running several robots or drones, all delivery in the supply chain. The machines are intended to operate on the basis of wireless signals which enables blockchain powered secure authentication of an electronic device.

According to the patent application, the deployment of blockchain certification will be useful in the process of signal and data recording, which is considered the primary goal of hackers.

Walmart has applied for several blockchain related patents in the U.S last year. According to Investopedia, blockchain technology enhancement is being used primarily to help Walmart like Amazon to keep pace with its rivals.

Recently, Walmart applied for a patent on systems and methods for managing smart devices through blockchain. The technology will allow the use of tools such as portable computing devices to optimize and control levels.

In mid-July, the retail giant patented the technology for a blockchain drove distribution management system which could keep the items delivered until their buyers were able to sign and collect them.

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