On Last Week Tonight Sunday, John Oliver noted that Lowe's has introduced robot employees to help customers find whatever they're looking for—which is precisely not the point of home improvement store employees. They're there to keep your marriage from collapsing before your eyes in the bathroom fixtures section.
To make his point, Oliver enlisted Nick "Ron Swanson" Offerman and van owner Jon Benjamin (of Archer and Bob's Burgers) to star in a fake Home Depot commercial. It really highlights the value of human employees: specifically, breaking up that argument about inappropriate handjobs and whether mom should move in. Robots can't do that! (Yet.)
It's a shame IKEA doesn't have mustachioed handymen working the floor to prevent spontaneous divorces. That's why it's so cheap, though: You have to do everything yourself.