It looks like robots will have a hand in keeping the world’s largest retailer running.
Walmart announced Tuesday it’s adding thousnads of new robots to its stores. The so-called smart assistants will clean floors, scan shelf inventor and sort deliveries.
They’ve already tested the technology in hundreds of stores over the past year. It admits the expansion will lead to certain jobs going away and some employee attrition over time.
Other retailers and grocery chains also plan to use robots in their stores. Labor advocates worry this change could trigger layoffs in retail.