Robots and Humans Working Together for Amazon

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An article about how humans and robots are working together in Amazon’s warehouse.

The shelves move.

In previous generations of its fulfillment center, Amazon’s workers would have roamed these shelves searching for the products needed to fulfill each new order. Now the shelves themselves glide quickly across the floor carried atop robots about the size and shape of footstools. In a carefully choreographed dance, these robots either rearrange the shelves in neatly packed rows, or bring them over to human workers, who stack them with new products or retrieve goods for packaging.

A couple interesting takeaways from the article:

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