Walmart To Replace Janitors With Robots

Walmart To Replace Janitors With Robots

“The world’s largest retailer is rolling out 360 autonomous floor-scrubbing robots in some of its stores in the U.S. by the end of the January, it said in a joint statement with Brain Corp., which makes the machines. The autonomous janitors can clean floors on their own even when customers are around, according to the San Diego-based startup.”

–“Robot Janitors Are Coming to Mop Floors at a Walmart Near You,” Pavel Alpeyev, Bloomberg

That means Walmart will retrain its janitors as cashiers and open more checkout lines, right? Ha.

More:

“Walmart’s latest hire: Robotic janitors that clean floors and collect data,” Peter Holley, Washington Post

“Walmart will soon use hundreds of A.I. robot janitors to scrub the floors of US stores,” Tom Huddleston Jr., CNBC

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