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Thursday, December 03, 2015

Amazon Fulfillment Robotics

On Amazon Fulfillment robotics.   Note in particular the augmentation and cooperation with.  This makes robots better unit resources.

In Wired: " ... Amazon’s robots were invented by a company called Kiva Systems, which Amazon acquired for $775 million back in 2012. With Kiva locked down, a new player wants to give smaller online retail rivals just a bit of that robotic advantage. Locus Robotics is an offshoot of Massachusetts-based Quiet Logistics, a third-party order fulfillment company that gets merchandise out the door for big apparel retailers like Zara, Gilt Groupe, and Bonobos. And the idea behind its bots isn’t just to replace humans, but to create a system where everyone can work together more efficiently. ... " 

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