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1,860 Walmarts Getting Floor Scrubbing Robots

1,860 Walmarts Getting Floor Scrubbing Robots

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Tuesday, 16 April 2019 05:39 PM Current | Bio | Archive

Walmart announced that by early next year, it will have autonomous floor scrubbers handling an unrewarding task in 1,860 stores. The firm "will also have robots that scan shelf inventory at 350 stores." On top of that, "there will be bots at 1,700 stores that automatically scan boxes as they come off delivery trucks and sort them by department." 

Walmart CEO Doug McMillon says that automating these tasks gives their employees "more time to do work they find fulfilling and to interact with our customers."

Others worry about the loss of jobs to automation.

A ScottRasmussen.com national survey found that 41% of voters believe automation and robots will lead to mass unemployment. However, 59% believe that these technologies will create new types of jobs and provide good opportunities for workers.

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