There has been much chat on one post we made earlier in the week about what it’s like in an Amazon warehouse. Some Tamebay readers have criticised the reported working conditions that some of Amazon’s picking and packing staff are said to have to put up with.
So, as something of a public service, I thought I’d share one aspect of Amazon’s service that isn’t much known about. Amazon bought a company called Kiva Systems which make the robots earlier in the year, and whilst I’m not sure they are already in operation for Amazon, they are clearly rather amazing and sophisticated. That’s probably why Amazon paid $775m for the company.