Robots Serving Customers – A new beginning or the last straw? (video)


As if technology hasn’t taken over enough of our lives already, it now appears that the future of retail shopping is heading toward robotic shop assistants:

 

The robots have been developed per medium of a partnership between Lowe’s and Fellow Robots, a Silicon Valley tech company. Now I don’t know about in the US, but here in Australia, finding a shop assistant who knows anything about the products they are supposed to be selling is not easy. In fact, in many stores, just finding a shop assistant is near mission impossible. So, although there may be a viable argument that this innovation will only see more jobs lost for humans, perhaps it may benefit consumers in the long run.

What do you think?

 

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Jim Hillier

Jim is the resident freeware aficionado at DCT. A computer veteran with 30+ years experience who first started writing about computers and tech back in the days when freeware was actually free. His first computer was a TRS-80 in the 1980s, he progressed through the Commodore series of computers before moving to PCs in the 1990s. Now retired (aka an old geezer), Jim retains his passion for all things tech and still enjoys building and repairing computers for a select clientele... as well as writing for DCT, of course.

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