And because its California, they spent a good part of the video on this:
The company [Walmart] is launching a small army of autonomous scanning robots.
The robots are 6 feet tall, equipped with an array of lights, cameras, and radar sensors.
It then goes up and down each aisle on its own, at 2 to 3 mph, scanning the shelves for empty spots, and also checking the price tags.
Yes, obviously the store will be laying off shelf reader people. At $15 an hour, PLUS BENEFITS mind you, a multi-billion dollar robotics solution is fantastically cheaper than minimum wage workers. Added benefit, the robots won't steal stuff. Shrinkage at a Walmart from employee theft is ~25%. That's a lot of fricking money over a whole store chain, bro.
Shopper Deborah Espinoza was at the Walmart store in Milpitas and spoke with an employee about the robot.
"Wow, so it's like taking somebody's job?" Espinoza asked.
A Walmart employee said, "It's not taking someone's job. It's designed to improve the job."
"Oh really?" Espinoza responded.
Espinoza is skeptical. She works at San Jose International Airport and says when automated checkout was introduced there, cashiers were laid off.
Walmart says they are freeing up their associates to provide better customer service. We asked Espinoza if she buys that.
"Uh, no. No," Espinoza said.
Walmart says it is still too early to say how the robots will impact their workforce.
Better than those Republican fascists, right? They'd have kept the minimum wage low, and Walmart would have skipped the robots. Too iffy, too expensive. Then all these dumb shits would have jobs to complain about... oh, wait.