Bossa Nova bots coming to a Wal-Mart near you, but please ignore them

Bossa Nova, a Carnegie Mellon University spinoff robotics company, is serious about the job it designed its robots to do, and retailers are becoming serious about Bossa Nova.
Wal-Mart announced this month it would roll out Bossa Nova robots in 50 stores, including a few in the Pittsburgh area. With the retail behemoth backing Bossa Nova, nearly every major retailer in the country has reached out, Hitch said.
Bossa Nova announced last week it raised $17.5 million in a recent round of funding. That money will allow Bossa Nova to grow. Hitch expects to double the 35-strong workforce in Pittsburgh.