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    Walmart To Build More Robo-Warehouses As Amazon Fight Intensifies

    https://www.zerohedge.com/technology...ehouses-stores

    It's no secret that Walmart is gearing up for a lengthy fight against rival Amazon.

    Walmart's competitive advantages are their stores - and to complete last-mile deliveries, they must create local fulfillment centers (LFC) with extensive automation to keep up with a surge in online orders.

    Walmart's Tom Ward, SVP of Customer Product, published a blog post on the company's website outlining how LFCs, a modular warehouse added to an existing store, will be automated and stocked with additional items that are popular with customers.
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    There is a Mattress chain in the Chicago area that has no on site employees at their stores. This is their major advertising point.....



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    500,000 Jobs At Risk As Instacart Mulls Robot-Driven Warehouses

    For the more than 500,000 Instacart gig workers fulfilling grocery orders at supermarket chains such as Giant, Food Lion, Costco, among others, the delivery service is exploring ways it can eliminate human workers by employing robots at warehouses

    https://www.zerohedge.com/technology...0000-jobs-risk
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    sobey leads in canada in automating their warehouse for the past 3 years, now they are doing online shopping and delivery.
    sobey thought it would take about 4-5 years for canadian to adopt the new trend, but with covid19, that time scale shrunk to 1 year.
    This video is from their UK operation
    Last edited by yellowsnow; 02-23-2021 at 04:48 PM.

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    Use to work on a huge cold storage auto pallet store/retrieval warehouse within a warehouse. Had three automated pallet pickers with automated tracked storage racks. The operator had to worry about first in first out and such as it was perishable processed food. Worked great most of the time. The operators need to be fairly well trained on the input panels used as garbage in garbage out otherwise.

    But the maintenance needed more than physical repair usually, the hardest part was finding out what wasn't working which you had to do looking at the PLC inputs/outputs. Then you had to find out if the part was bad or needed adjusting. A lot of time the counting just got screwed up and you needed to reset the count to what was reality.
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    "Drunk" Roomba Robots Aimlessly Roam Homes Amid Major Software Glitch


    https://www.zerohedge.com/technology...oftware-glitch

    irobot published a firmware recently that may as well have turned these things into paperweights. the 'fix' is to delete all your maps, reseat the robot a bunch of times, factory reset it after that, reboot it a few more times, and start over entirely with pairing it again. Just to the machine work for two weeks then return to this state, "McGratg explained in the video's description.

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    I heard Chewy was mostly automated and going all the way with it, others are of course looking at their big project. Walmart working on it, Amazon will if people try to unionize. They created a new mega crazy shift so people can order late at night and get things to them next day so people work 10 hour overnight shift. Well, some people like the ten hour work shift, well their you go then.

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    Its sometimes difficult to find a cashier here. Homedepot sends cashiers home in the evening its automated or nothing. It really sucks would rather have a cashier cause I buy a lot of ABS/copper plumbing fittings from them. Sometimes over a 100 little pieces of things. Imagine trying to pick through all the boxes on the shelves most of the fittings are in the wrong box and it takes forever to find things or note what is missing from a pick. Home depot and Lowes is the cheapest place I can find for ABS/copper fittings in bulk. A while back I scanned a dollar item and put a 17$ fitting on the scale to see what would happen. The scale did not know the weight of the item being scanned. Someone could purchase 100$ worth of ABS fittings that is really 300$. I dont know if that has changed or still works but the scales are not really calibrated correctly. Prefer to go to a cashier keep it honest but if the little sticker or bar code is missing on a plumbing fitting the cashier is lost on trying to identify what it is. Can take for what seems like forever. Home Depot checkout here is so inefficient with the automation. Also with a 15$ minimum wage employers will look for automated to cut costs. 15$ minimum wage will only increase the rate of unemployment.
    Last edited by dukadan; 03-04-2021 at 06:44 PM.

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    Kroger opens first 55 million automatic warehouse in Butler County.

    https://www.journal-news.com/busines...GUX7BEER3YVHQ/

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    If you automate everything what do all the people do?

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