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1. (WO2018039437) APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR PROVIDING A VIRTUAL SHOPPING ENVIRONMENT

Pub. No.:    WO/2018/039437    International Application No.:    PCT/US2017/048389
Publication Date: Fri Mar 02 00:59:59 CET 2018 International Filing Date: Fri Aug 25 01:59:59 CEST 2017
IPC: G06Q 30/00
Applicants: WALMART APOLLO, LLC
Inventors: MATTINGLY, Todd D.
ANTEL, Nicholas Ray
O'BRIEN, John J.
Title: APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR PROVIDING A VIRTUAL SHOPPING ENVIRONMENT
Abstract:
Systems, apparatuses, and methods are provided herein for providing a virtual shopping experience. A system for providing a virtual shopping experience comprises a virtual map database, an interaction rules database, a communication device, and a control circuit. The control circuit being configured to provide a virtual shopping space including representations of a plurality of items for sale to a user interface device associated with a customer, determine a store section corresponding to a location of the customer within the virtual shopping space based on the virtual map database, retrieve an interaction rule associated with the store section from the interaction rules database, wherein the interaction rule specifies supported interactions among a plurality of available interactions in the virtual shopping space, detect a customer movement in the store section, and modify the virtual shopping space based on the customer movement and the interaction rule associated with the store section.