During the pandemic, people have become more comfortable with robots. Now Alexa could control a household army of Roombas, one expert says.
The pandemic accelerated automation purchases, according to an industry group, especially in agriculture, construction and fast food.
As the cost of human workers has risen, the cost of automation has fallen.
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Some cyclists aren't happy about the new arrangement, but others say it may put a new focus on bicycle infrastructure.
Grocery titans including Walmart, Kroger and Albertsons are developing high-tech solutions to accommodate shifting demand.
A forced digitization is taking place, as is a rethinking of how business should get done.
Even in sectors where demand is high, the coronavirus has slowed production.
Walmart will further its use of robots to keep labor costs down.