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Tech Tuesday: Grocery Stores Using Robots During Coronavirus

A robot named Marty cleans the floors at a Giant grocery store in Harrisburg, Pa., Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2019.
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A robot named Marty cleans the floors at a Giant grocery store in Harrisburg, Pa., Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2019.

The need for social distancing has accelerated the production of robots to cut down on worker interaction.

Robots can sort recycling and stock grocery shelves and ease workplace fears about contamination.

However one researcher says automated technology shouldn’t replace people but work in collaboration with them.

Today on Tech Tuesday, How automation can help in a pandemic, Google and Apple team up to stop spread, and more.

Guests:

  • Richard Pak, professor of psychology and director of Clemson University’s Human Factors Institute
  • Adi Roberston, senior reporter covering tech policy, The Verge
  • Russell Holly, contributing editor, Android Central.

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