A solution to the worker problem, and the customer problem for the troubled enterprise. When some suggested that maybe they could get robot managers and robot owners, the company nixed the idea.
“Who needs customers?” the owners of the Stop & Shop supermarket said at a special news conference to announce their fully automated business model. Many have seen the impressive robot that has been patrolling the aisles of Stop & Shop stores. The googlie eyes make the robot seem so human and relatable A great feature is the ability of the robot to detect spills and and items dropped on the floor and immediately use the store intercom to order the human workers to clean up the mess.
Stop & Shop has 31,000 workers on strike in 240 stores across Massachusetts, Connecticut, and Rhoade Island. Customers are staying away in support of the strikers and because of the disruption to the stores.
That’s when the bosses realized they could start paying the robot workers, and then having them as customers to buy the electric batteries they use and the power to…
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