27 May Amazon rolls out machines that pack orders and replace jobs – says device is 4x faster than human with 600-700 items per hour via @Reuters & Fortune “Eye on AI”
Amazon.com Inc is rolling out machines to automate a job held by thousands of its workers: boxing up customer orders.
Sourced through Scoop.it from: www.reuters.com
WHY IT MATTERS: with baby boomer workforce retiring in massive numbers, robotic solutions to replace low skills jobs are well under way. The future of a fully autonomous robotic warehouse may be years away but expect to see more automation in coming years to augment & complement human workers that will be in short supply…