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Amazon’s Warehouse Robots Do Some Heavy Lifting

Smart fulfillment centers bring robots and humans together to stow, pick, and pack consumer goods.

Kate Bertrand Connolly 1

October 18, 2021

The robots Amazon uses in its fulfillment centers, featured in this video, include squat mobile robots that carry towering product shelves — weighing hundreds of kilograms — to human pickers, saving those workers from dashing around the warehouse. Also featured are (1) a robotic arm that can lift 1,200 kilograms and manipulate pallet loads to within one-tenth of a millimeter, and (2) labeling robots (known as “slam machines”) that can label up to one package per second.

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Kate Bertrand Connolly 1

Freelance Writer

Kate Bertrand Connolly has been covering innovations, trends, and technologies in packaging, branding, and business since 1981.

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