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, Freelance Writer

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.

About the Author(s)

Kate Bertrand Connolly

Freelance Writer

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

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