Store Robot Reduces Audit Labor, Costs (Mar, 1932)

Store Robot Reduces Audit Labor, Costs

A ROBOT that eliminates at one fell swoop all cash registers, sales, audits, inventories and much other office routine work is now being manufactured for use in large department stores.

The robot, shown in operation in the photo above, consists of a number of units joined in series and operated by electricity. The system eliminates all manual labor and cuts costs of audits in half, according to the inventor, Prof. A. L. Woodruff, who worked two years on the device.

3 comments
  1. Christian Berger says: November 16, 201110:31 am

    I used to work at a company where we emulated such a robot by use of von Neumann computers.

  2. Toronto says: November 16, 20117:08 pm

    I worked at a company where we all just emulated robots. Except for quitting time, when instead of shutting down, we suddenly came to life.

  3. M.S.W. says: November 17, 20112:16 pm

    Replace the corded phone with a cellphone and the gal to the far right would fit in well as cashier at Walmart.

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