(by Tyler Durden | Zero Hedge) – Companies faced with worker shortages and soaring labor costs are increasingly turning to automation to address the challenging economic climate. Hiring issues have been widespread across the economy, and wages are spiking. These two forces are compressing margins for companies that force them to invest in robots to mitigate labor woes. During the pandemic, we reported microbe-zapping disinfecting robots were introduced in airports and hospitals, fast-food chains adopted hamburger flipping robots, and restaurants began to use robo-waiters. With the worst days of the virus pandemic hopefully over, the automation trend continues to gain momentum. […]

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