Amazon now has 45,000 robots in its warehouses



DATE: 03/01/2017
RETRIEVED: 04/01/2017
SOURCE: BUSINESS INSIDER UK



Amazon significantly expanded its army of warehouse robots in 2016, according to a report by The Seattle Times.

The newspaper — based in the same city as Amazon's global headquarters — wrote last week that the e-commerce giant now has 45,000 robots across 20 fulfillment centres.

That would be a 50% increase from the same time the year before, when the company said it had 30,000 robots working alongside 230,000 people.

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Beyond the warehouse, Amazon is also looking at automating other aspects of its business. In December, the company announced it had made its first delivery by an automated drone in the UK. It's also filed a patent that would allow it to use automated drones to deliver packages from large airships in the future.



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