There are a number of stores that have started the first rollout of robots to do jobs assigned to storefront human workers.
PROS – Big boost to the bottom line:
- Zero wasted money on Yearly Salary
- Zero wasted money on Health and Dental Insurance
- Zero wasted money on Retirement Packages
- Zero wasted money on Injury Claims
- Works nearly 24/7
- No Vacations or Holidays ever
- More money for Executive Bonuses
- More money for Share Holders
Walmart has robots deployed to 50 stores across four states. They are working with the fully autonomous robots’ manufacturer, “Bossa Nova Robotics”.
The robots scan aisles for out-of-stock items, things that were put in the wrong place by customers, incorrect prices, and wrong or missing labels. They continuously go up and down the aisles of the store.
The robots are often more efficient than employees performing similar tasks.
Lowe’s also has robots in stores to help customers find goods they are searching for. “Fellow Robots” developed the “LoweBot”.
Customers can talk directly to LoweBot or use a touchscreen on the front panel. Shoppers can also ask the robot some basic customer service questions that would otherwise need to be addressed by a human employee. The robot also performs real-time inventory tracking and shopping patterns to improve sales.
If everyone is replaced by robots who will have money to buy goods?