That greeter you see at your neighborhood Walmart may soon be a thing of the past. Walmart is stepping up it's game and getting more help from robots. In fact, the retail giant says it'll have some 1,500 autonomous floor cleaners, 1,200 truck unloaders, 900 in-store pick-up towers, and 300 shelf scanners that it will be deploy across hundreds of Walmart stores around the country.
Walmart says it's an effort to cut labor costs and repurpose some associate-level positions to focus more on sales and customer service.
But, the move is not all good for current human employees who are worried the robots will mean shorter hours, fewer jobs and more staffing shortages.
Time will tell.