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Dec 1st 2014

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Amazon's Kiva Robots that Ship Your Orders: Tech News Today 1145

320 lbs robots move entire shelves of inventory around Amazon's warehouses.
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Since summer, Amazon has been using specialized, 320-pound robots called "Kiva" to move entire shelves of inventory around its warehouses, eliminating the need for workers to walk the aisles to select inventory for each customer. The robots are named after Amazon employees and lift up to 750 pounds, shuttling the shelves 3-4 miles per hour while using motion sensors to avoid obstacles. For the full episode, go to twit.tv/tnt/1145 Bandwidth for TWiT Bits is provided by Cachefly.