May 24, 2014
SIC TRANSIT LABOR:
Army of robots to invade Amazon warehouses (Katie Lobosco, May 22, 2014, CNNMoney)
Posted by Orrin Judd at May 24, 2014 8:35 AMAmazon 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.