By B.N. Frank
There have been countless reports about humans losing their jobs to robots. Now robots are getting the axe at Walmart. But what will replace them?
Walmart to end experiment with robots in US stores
AFP•November 3, 2020
Walmart has pulled the plug on a program to use robots to scan items in stores and help maintain inventory, a company spokeswoman said Tuesday.
The retail giant had worked with Bossa Nova Robotics for five years employing elongated robots that take readings on inventory and utilize artificial intelligence to predict product movement and inventory needs.
Walmart had announced earlier this year plans to employ the robots in around 1,000 of its 4,700 US stores.
But the company reversed course after bringing the machines into around 500 stores, Walmart said.
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