Amazon and Walmart add more robots, but insist they won’t terminate jobs

Companies like Amazon and Walmart say their automation efforts will lead to new jobs, but critics worry about the humans who could be phased out.

Since Amazon bought warehouse robotics company Kiva Systems in 2012, its efforts in automation have been well known. The retail and tech powerhouse has introduced its cashierless Amazon Go stores, flirted with plans for drone deliveries, and rolled out tens of thousands of robots to shuffle goods around its fulfillment centers.

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