About Us

We are a Boston-based robotic tech company, with a mission to reinvent retail and proud to be named one of America's Best Startup 2022 Employers by @Forbes.

We secured initial funding in Summer 2016 with an animation of our Flexible Mobile Robotics solution and by Spring 2019 developed revolutionary technology and launched our Alphabot micro-fulfillment center at a Walmart Supercenter in Salem, NH.

We have brought to market the Alphabot® Automated Storage and Retrieval System (ASRS) and Automated Each-Picking System, the most capital-efficient and broadly scalable design of each of these solutions ever developed. At the heart of the Alphabot solution is a mobile omnidirectional robot, unique in its ability to operate in all three dimensions within a multilevel storage structure.

Alphabot technology makes possible a new type of supermarket featuring automated service rather than self-service, which will become the next paradigm in food retailing. We are solving the most challenging problem that self-service food retailers face today, which is how to move their businesses online profitably and at scale. Our name for this new format of supermarket is Novastore. This store format will enable quantum improvements to both customer experience and store operating economics.

Alert Innovation has 50 issued or pending patents on its technology and our team members are named Inventors on over 250 total issued patents and counting.

As of November 2022, we have grown to over 400 team members and were acquired by Walmart on 11/9/22.

We are always looking for talented people who love their work, strive for excellence, and want to work in a collaborative, team-oriented culture. Team Members come from IBM, Brooks Automation, GE, Amazon Robotics, iRobot, Boston Dynamics, Symbotic, Rockwell Automation, Medtronic/ Covidien, Global Foundries.

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