Amazon Increases Robotic Workforce by 50%
In the last year, Amazon has dramatically increased employment of robots, going from 30,000 robots in 2015 to 45,000 in 2016.
When Amazon acquired Kiva Systems for $775 million in 2012, they immediately began implementing the squat automatons into their network of massive warehouses. The 16 inch, 320 lb. machines can carry more than twice their own weight and have taken over a sizable chunk of transport and packing tasks. – READ MORE