Robot Workforce; Walmart Preparing Its Employees Robot Take Over

Robot Workforce

Robot Workforce is supposedly the new workforce of tomorrow

Walmart Store Inc.’s (WMT) store of the future may appear to be scarily devoid of employees. In reality, humans will still work there, but expect to see more robots. In addition to Walmart starting to use 16-foot automated towers to distribute online orders, scan-and-go technology to replace cashiers and digital screens to answer customers’ questions, it may eventually deploy robots to handle inventory.

“One thing is for sure, employees will be in different roles,” Greg Foran, president and CEO of Walmart, said in response to a question posed by TheStreet on Thursday, Aug. 17 during a media call. “Do I want to have a situation where in every Supercenter I’ve got a team of associates out in the back of the store unloading a truck? No.” Full Story

Have you noticed how the headlines are gaining traction in terms of robots and their impact? Proof again that the news follows the trend.  In the months and years to come, you will see such headlines with increasing frequency. The race to cut costs is now a new trend in motion, and the biggest expense for any business are the “humans”.  Corporate officers and upper management might think they are immune, but they are going to be targeted with lethal precision in the years to come.

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