These Cool Robots Are Processing Your Amazon Orders

Oh that’s where it is, getting some overtime at Amazon ! #selfie #robot #tech #Simon

TechCrunch

Amazon may be developing drones for the future, but here’s something for the here and now. A veritable feast of robots that will appeal to anyone who is into technology.

Today the e-commerce giant lifted the lid on the advanced (and frankly damn right cool) little machines that make its latest, eighth generation fulfillment centers tick.

Robots from Kiva Systems, a company Amazon bought for $775 million back in 2012, are the standout star at the center. Scurrying around the warehouse floor, they move your precious orders and look like a domesticated version of a Star Wars character or perhaps a space station bot from Wall-E.

Amazon isn’t just about cutting-edge robotics, the company invests in people power too. This year, it said it plans to hire 80,000 employees to cover the seasonal rush, that’s 14 percent more than last year. As ever, it expects “thousands” of these short-term recruits to move into full-time roles once the…

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