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Target Is Testing Out Using Robots to Help Stock Shelves

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Target is experimenting with aisle-stocking robots at a store in downtown San Francisco, according to Fortune. There's mesmerizing video footage of a robot doing its thing, scanning boxes of kitty litter and detergent to track if restocks are needed.

Clerks told Fortune that Target is trying to assess how accurate the robot is at scanning shelves during this week-long trial run. One clerk reportedly said that the robot "seemed slow."

Human nature being what it is is, I'm very worried about this lil' robot as it traverses Target's aisles. It looks like a moving target for mischief. One Racked editor wondered how long it would be before someone's kid breaks it.

Another Racked editor said, "I want to put a hula skirt on that so bad it hurts."