Robots have always been fascinating and It has already been working on the warehouses. Amazon alone use more than 45000 robots for help in production. Walmart recently announced it is deploying shelf-scanning bots in 50 locations around the US, using Machines to check things like inventory, prices and misplaced items. Walmart says the ‘robots’ won’t lead to cutting of jobs, and the company wants to save employees from carrying out tasks that are “redundant, predictable and manual”.
Robots will be approximately 2 foot with a tower that is fitted with cameras that scan the shelves to check stock and identify missing and misplaced items, incorrect prices and mislabeling. After that, data is passed to store employees, who then stock the shelves and fix errors. Walmart has been testing shelf –scanning robots in plenty of stores in Arkansas, Pennsylvania and California. This is a broader effort to digitize the stores to make shopping faster.
Walmart is also working on drones for home delivery, curbside pickup and checking inventories reports Reuters.Though Walmart confirmed it will not cut jobs for humans, it’s still a matter that humans won’t get fired since automation is going to lead to widespread job losses.