It was a noble experiment gone awry. A robot was just fired from a grocery store in Scotland for confusing some customers and freaking out others.
“We thought a robot was a great addition to show the customers that we are always wanting to do something new and exciting,” Elena Margiotta, who helps run the grocery chain with her family, told The Telegraph.
Installed in the grocer’s flagship Edinburgh store, the robot, which was named Fabio, was programmed with directions to hundreds of SKUs. Like Pepper robots inJapan, the unit was also programmed to tell jokes.