Andy Puzder, the CEO of Carl’s Jr., explains why (beyond the fact that they’re cheaper) he wants to replace his employees with robots (source):
“They’re always polite, they always upsell, they never take a vacation, they never show up late, there’s never a slip-and-fall, or an age, sex, or race discrimination case.”
There is another way to avoid slip-and-fall, age, sex and racial discrimination lawsuits that apparently hasn’t occurred to him yet: provide a safe environment, and don’t discriminate on the basis of age, sex, or race.
But yeah, good luck with your Robot Work Force, Andy. That’s not insane at all.