Friday, March 23, 2018

First thing on your mind, too?

            Techno Thrills

Machines already play a part in the shopping experience for many, with self-checkout facilities popping up in supermarkets and department stores all over the world. They now continue their push into retail, with Walmart expanding its trials of robots that roam the aisles for sections in need of attention. Self-checkouts have been around for years now, but the truth is there a other repetitive tasks that could conceivably be carried out by machines. Way back in 2015, Simbe Robotics took aim at at this with a fully autonomous robot called Tally that rolls around stores using a sensor array to make sure shelves are fully stocked and that items are correctly priced, placed and labelled. [FULL]


Juice said...

freeing them up to do other stuff like serve customers and sell merchandise (and look for other jobs?) LOL, all the way to unemployment line.

Rodger the Real King of France said...

The biggest threat this country ... he’ll, the world ... faces is employment where everything is automated. Specially if you can’t spell kat.

drew458 said...

wasn't it walmart who just gave everyone a nice big raise thanks to trump tax cuts? and now they're laying off people to bring in robots? Gee, thanks.

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