The idea has been spoken for a long time. But Amazon has already made it public that it will not have fully autonomous warehouses for the next decade. According to Scott Anderson, director of Amazon's robotics division, this will not happen due to the limitations of technology.
Scott Anderson is quite clear to put a time window: 10 years. This is how long it will take for a robot to be able to handle the entire process of shipping an order from its warehouses.
Anderson strongly denies claims that Amazon intends to replace humans with robots in the near future. Because the cognitive issue is always on the table, humans will continue to be welcomed in company warehouses for a long time.
What are the functions of robots on Amazon today?
Company warehouses that have robots work with more widespread merchandise. That is, from lamps, to clothes or bicycles. Functions are limited because robots are unable to pick up certain products without damaging others. In addition, their inability to pick up multiple products at the same time still makes them inefficient.
As you can see in the video below, JD already uses robots to streamline certain processes in its warehouses. They do not practice truly discerning tasks, but it is amazing to see the advances that this Chinese retailer had already shown two years ago.
Amazon has successively been accused of providing poor working conditions. Still, the company announced in November that the minimum wage (per hour) is now $ 15 at the company.
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