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1. (WO2018222412) SYSTEMS AND METHODS TO ENABLE ROBOTIC NODE PARTICIPATION IN PEER-TO-PEER COMMERCIAL TRANSACTIONS

Pub. No.:    WO/2018/222412    International Application No.:    PCT/US2018/033323
Publication Date: Fri Dec 07 00:59:59 CET 2018 International Filing Date: Sat May 19 01:59:59 CEST 2018
IPC: G06Q 10/08
B60R 25/24
Applicants: WALMART APOLLO, LLC
Inventors: HIGH, Donald R.
WILKINSON, Bruce W.
MATTINGLY, Todd D.
Title: SYSTEMS AND METHODS TO ENABLE ROBOTIC NODE PARTICIPATION IN PEER-TO-PEER COMMERCIAL TRANSACTIONS
Abstract:
In some embodiments, systems and methods are provided herein useful to enable a robotic node to participate in peer-to-peer commercial transactions. In some embodiments, the system includes a plurality of databases each comprising information dictating a version of a distributed ledger comprising a commercial agreement, the commercial agreement comprising a contract provision. The robotic node includes a control circuit communicatively coupled to a database of the plurality of databases. The control circuit accesses a commercial agreement in a version of the distributed ledger using a cryptographic key for the commercial agreement and thereby causes the robotic node to activate a robotic node functionality to facilitate performance of the contract provision. The control circuit causes the robotic node to modify the robotic node functionality when a violation of the contract provision is identified.