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VIDEO: Amazon launches new logistics robots

Amazon reveiled its new logistics robots. The new bots will be known as Pegasus and Xanthus and will replace the older ones that are still running today.

The American company currently has some 800 Pegasus copies driving around its distribution centres. In total they have 200,000 robots in circulation worldwide.

Since 2012, Amazon has been putting a huge amount of effort into robotics to make its business processes smoother and faster. However, the company does not only use its own robots. Some time ago, the company proposed CartonWrap, a new robot that is a lot faster and can therefore replace almost 24 employees as a whole.

New robots, new opportunities

Scott Anderson, the robotics director at Amazon, emphasises that this is certainly not the end of his human workers. People are still very important in the parcels process. Anderson says it can take at least another ten years before the entire parcel process is automated.

Source: Amazon News

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