Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Uh oh, the robots are coming to help, aka: job replacement

May I help you find something?
US  News and World Report/Associated Press/Mae Anderson, Technical Writer, "The robots are coming:  Lowe's enlists customer service bots to help shoppers find items."

....  "Four robots are being tested an Orchard Supply Hardware store owned by Lowe's Companies Inc. in San Jose, California.

The robots dubbed OSHbots look like white columns with two large black screens on either side of them, and wheels to help them move. They are equipped with 3D cameras so they can scan and identify items. And customers can research items they want to buy on their screen. Then the robot can lead them to the aisle where an item is located."  Read more.

Note photograph/image:  BBC/Technololgy/Dave Lee, 7/25/14,  "Cheering robots replace real fans at Korean baseball"  The baseball team image board is from the Hanwha Eagles.

Posted by Kathy Meeh

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