What Do Amazon’s New Robots Mean For The Future Of Their Business?

What Do Amazon’s New Robots Mean For The Future Of Their Business?

With the acquisition of Kiva Systems, the online retailer will further automate its warehouses with robots. Will selling the software that runs the robots become yet another business venture for the company?

Paloma M. Vazquez
  • 20 march 2012

Amazon’s acquisition of Kiva Systems for $775 million offers a clear (and rather obvious) signal into the present and future of warehouse and inventory management –that of increased automation. The robots manufactured by Kiva will add an increased layer of efficiency to Amazon’s shipping regimen, improving human productivity by delivering merchandise to the human works to package and ship. Check out a video of the robots in action below:

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