Robot Arms Replace Shelf Stockers In Japan Stores, Targets World

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Since Technocrats crave efficiency, it is easy to design robots that will replace human store shelf stockers. There are well over 150,000 stores targeted for such automation and Microsoft and Nvidia are both key technology leaders who want to spread it to the whole world ⁃ TN Editor

Telexistence Inc. and FamilyMart Co. are rolling out a fleet of AI-driven robots to restock shelves in 300 convenience stores across Japan.

The robot arms are designed to replenish drinks in refrigerators and are now in mass production, Tokyo-based Telexistence said in a statement Wednesday. They’ll be installed in FamilyMart locations across major metropolitan areas later this month and help relieve store workers while also filling the void left by a shrinking workforce in the country.

Dubbed TX SCARA — standing for Selective Compliance Assembly Robot Arm — the machines are largely autonomous, with remote piloting as a fallback option should the artificial intelligence fail or encounter out-of-place items. Each unit can replace one to three hours of human work per day per store, Telexistence said.

“The decline in Japan’s labor population is one of the key management issues for FamilyMart to continue stable store operations,” said Tomohiro Kano, general manager at FamilyMart. “The newly created time can be reallocated to customer service and shop floor enhancement.”

FamilyMart will pay Telexistence a monthly fee for the robot’s labor, its maintenance and the support of remote workers who can pilot the arm using a virtual reality headset when needed. The bots can work without human assistance 98% of the time, Telexistence said.

US tech giants Microsoft Corp. and Nvidia Corp. collaborated with Telexistence on the development and technology of the bots. The SCARA arms use Nvidia’s Jetson AI platform to process information and Microsoft’s Azure cloud infrastructure to record and reference sales data to optimize restocking tasks.

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Patrick Wood
Patrick Wood is a leading and critical expert on Sustainable Development, Green Economy, Agenda 21, 2030 Agenda and historic Technocracy. He is the author of Technocracy Rising: The Trojan Horse of Global Transformation (2015) and co-author of Trilaterals Over Washington, Volumes I and II (1978-1980) with the late Antony C. Sutton.
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sharona

I am a merchandiser/shelf stock employee and see this scenario fraught with issues and limitations in differing markets. The out-of-place items is off the charts where I work and the customers? that is a whole ‘nuther’ topic?

By pushing technology to extremes, this scenario sounds like we’re headed for the ultimate, “I’m sorry Dave, I can’t do that.” Maybe that’s the goal…to not only to get rid of workers but also the customers/consumers….problem solved.

emi

The public and private sectors are promoting the introduction of robots using the lack of manpower as a false reason.
https://youtu.be/f37ItpAXdag

WW4

And the more they replace humans with robots, and the more jobs humans lose to robots, there will be nobody to buy the junk on the shelves. Which maybe occurred to them, thus the scamdemic to terrorize the stupid into taking the kill shot, since fewer humans will be needed in the near future.

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