Monday, December 01, 2014

Cool Robots Are Processing Your Amazon Orders

Across the country, laborers are hard at work lifting 700-pound shelves full of multivolume encyclopedias, propane grills or garden gnomes and dragging them across vast warehouse floors. Carefully trained not to bump into one another, the squat workers are 320 pounds and a mere 16 inches tall.

They’re some of the most advanced robots that e-commerce giant Amazon now uses to ship its goods. In an exclusive,  photographer and videographer Stephen Wilkes captured these Amazon robots in action at the company’s Tracy, Calif., warehouse.

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