I love the grocery robots, and I hate the grocery robots.
When I go to the store here that has them, and only have a few items to pick up ( Oh, fuck, I want to make burritos tonight, but I forgot to get tortillas, etc.) then they are really awesome.
I can get in, grab what I need, bag it the way I want it bagged, and get out. Unfortunately, I work odd hours. That means that I do my primary grocery shopping around 3 AM.
The store in this area that uses the grocery robots, is also the only grocery in the area that is 24 hours. And guess what.. between 11 PM and 7 AM the grocery robots are the ONLY CASHIERS available. ( Not including the guy who runs the third shift robots, who I have become kind of friends with over the past five years. We have long conversations while I am checking out because he is a Console Baby while I am a PC-iot... Gamers, don't ya love us???)
Those Robots are a real pain when you trying to buy 60-80 dollars worth of groceries, because the thrice-damned loading scale ( the one before you scan the items) is so incredibly small that you generally have to reload it 3 or 4 times in order to get everything you want to buy weighed and scanned.
And may the Flying Spaghetti Monster save you if you happen to be shopping near the beginning of the month, when Food Stamps regenerate.
Last night when I went to do my shopping I watched a guy buy 88 10/$10 2 Liters of pop with FS. You can only fit about 8 of those on the scale at one time...