Cool Gadgets, Gizmos, Games and Geek Stuff on Technabob
VISIT OUR OTHER SITES: THE AWESOMER | 95OCTANE

Technabob is reader-supported. When you buy through links on our site, we may earn an affiliate commission.
As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. Learn more.

Walmart’s Industrial Floor Cleaning Robot Doesn’t Make $15 An Hour

by Shane McGlaun
Advertisement

Walmart is always looking for ways to save, and with its $15 an hour minimum wage, it should come as no surprise that some workers are due to be replaced by automation. The first replacements were cashiers, with most Walmart locations now offering self-checkout lanes where you don’t have to listen to the cashier talk when all you want to do is pay and leave.

zoom in

Now it’s the custodians that are being replaced with a ride-on floor scrubber that no longer needs a person to operate it. The robot is powered by BrainOS and has sensors to allow it to drive around the store, and to safely clean around customers.

Already more than 100 of the floor cleaning bots are in stores around the country. The retail giant plans to add 360 autonomous floor-scrubbing ‘bots to stores nationwide by January. The announcement was made jointly with Brain Corp, the company who makes the OS for the robot.

[via NBC News]



Puebco Brass Card Case

Puebco Brass Card Case

Da Vinci of Debt

Da Vinci of Debt

Alkemista Infusion Mini Bar 1 Bundle

Alkemista Infusion Mini Bar 1 Bundle

Advertisement
This 1986 Dodge Shelby Omni GLHS Belonged to Carroll Shelby

This 1986 Dodge Shelby Omni GLHS Belonged to Carroll Shelby

An Eleanor Mustang from “Gone in 60 Seconds” Is for Sale

An Eleanor Mustang from “Gone in 60 Seconds” Is for Sale

Fifteen Eleven Design Working on a Gorgeous Porsche 914/Cayman S Mashup

Fifteen Eleven Design Working on a Gorgeous Porsche 914/Cayman S Mashup

Advertisement