Apparently one of the jobs that could be replaced by technology in the future is customer service workers, as evidenced by this robot assistant. Currently being trialled at Lowe's hardware store, OSHbot is making shopping even more automated.
Developed by Fellow Robots in collaboration with Lowe's Innovation Labs, the robot assistant and autonomous machine is the size of a human and contains a variety of different technologies enabling it to carry out customer service tasks in stores. Sensors prevent it from bumping into people or objects, allowing it to move freely around the sales floor. It also has voice and body recognition, so it knows when someone has approached it looking for help and can respond to demands.