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Thursday, September 03, 2009

Warehouse Robots on the Move

Amazon.com seems to look at more efficient ways to operate its factories with the help of robots. The company's recent acquisition of Zappos points in this direction. The factories Amazon acquired from Zappos had robots helping speed up the process of order fulfillment. Zappos was working closely with Kiva Systems, a startup building these sorts of robots.



Amazon.com founder Jeff Bezos has also invested $7 million in Heartland Robotics, a startup working on industrial robotics. One of the co-founders of Heartland Robotics is Rodney Brooks, who had also founded iRobot, the leading military and vaccum cleaning robot manufacturer.

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