May 24, 2014
SIC TRANSIT LABOR:
Army of robots to invade Amazon warehouses (Katie Lobosco, May 22, 2014, CNNMoney)
Amazon will be using 10,000 robots in its warehouses by the end of the year.CEO Jeff Bezos told investors at a shareholder meeting Wednesday that he expects to significantly increase the number of robots used to fulfill customer orders. [...]The robots are made by Kiva Systems, a company Amazon bought for $775 million two years ago.They are tied into a complex grid that requires months of planning and testing. But once the system is in place, it can save time and cut down on fulfillment costs.
Posted by Orrin Judd at May 24, 2014 8:35 AM