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    Army of robots to invade Amazon warehouses

    Amazon will be using 10,000 robots in its warehouses by the end of the year.

    CEO Jeff Bezos told investors at a shareholder meeting Wednesday that he expects to significantly increase the number of robots used to fulfill customer orders.


    There are currently about 1,000 robot workers on Amazon floors. The increase won't change the number of actual people employed, an Amazon spokeswoman said.
    Related: Robots will replace fast-food workers
    The robots are made by Kiva Systems, a company Amazon bought for $775 million two years ago.
    They are tied into a complex grid that requires months of planning and testing. But once the system is in place, it can save time and cut down on fulfillment costs.

    While robots are playing a growing role in fulfilling orders in the warehouse, it could still be years before Amazon sends packages via drones to customers' homes. Bezos plans to have drones deliver packages to your door in 30 minutes, but there are a number of legal and technological hurdles before that can happen.
    Army of robots to invade Amazon warehouses - May. 22, 2014
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    But the robots are not invading the warehouses. The robots are being used. Very big difference that a scare-mongering fool should take note of.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andy101 View Post
    But the robots are not invading the warehouses. The robots are being used. Very big difference that a scare-mongering fool should take note of.
    I believe that you didn't understand the provocative author's title, the question through this article is a philosophical question, which is: "Will human being jobs be replaced by robots".

    And if you want to learn something, you should read this article

    Will Human Jobs be Replaced by Robots in the Future?
    Will Human Jobs be Replaced by Robots in the Future?
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