Amazon moves closer towards having robot employees

Amazon moves closer towards having robot employees

Amazon moves closer towards having robot employees

Amazon has said it had acquired Canvas Technology, a robotics startup in Boulder, Colorado, that has built autonomous carts that can move goods around warehouses.

An Amazon spokeswoman did not comment
on the deal’s price tag but said the companies “share a common vision
for a future where people work alongside robotics to further improve
safety and the workplace experience. We look forward to working with
Canvas Technology’s fantastic team to keep inventing for customers”. The
deal was earlier reported by TechCrunch.

The world’s largest online retailer
has increasingly automated its fulfilment centres with robots,
originally from Kiva Systems which it agreed to buy for $775 million in
2012, that transport shelves of inventory to workers to pick customer
orders.

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