Friday, November 5, 2021

Amazon has four new warehouse self-driving robots

Amazon has four new warehouse robots that are self-driving and AI-enabled, freeing up human labor.


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Ernie, Bert, Scooter, and Kermit will be joining Amazon warehouse laborers soon. These are Amazon's latest self-driving, AI-enabled robots, which the company claims will help free up labor and improve worker safety.

Amazon has released four new robots with the goal of reducing workplace injuries by 50 percent by 2025. Every year, they invest approximately $300 million on safety items to achieve this goal. Let's have a look at what each of the new robots is all about without further ado.

There are four robots in this game, each with a particular task.

The first of the robots, Ernie, is in charge of picking up and delivering parcels and boxes from mobile units to humans. This reduces the amount of bending and stretching required by the human, making the task more easier. Ernie is a robotic arm that sucks into boxes to collect them and then moves them about on a mechanical belt.

Bert is the second of the robots. Bert, according to the company, is one of the first fully autonomous robots they've built. Its job is to deliver boxes and other products from one location to another in department stores. All of this can be done without the need for a human to manage it, which frees up a lot of time and effort. It will eventually be able to carry larger and heavier items, according to the company.

Scooter is another robot that Amazon claims is employed automatically and to move items. In this situation, it's similar to a tiny locomotive putting packages onto a series of freight cars or trailers. It moves on its own and transports the parcels from one location to another.

Finally, there's Kermit, another autonomous cargo-transporting robot. The load in this situation is merely empty boxes. Kermit is self-contained, although not as self-contained as Bert, for example; it is guided by magnetic strips on the floor.

Amazon claims that some of its robots are already in advanced stages of development and will be introduced to certain of its facilities this year. The automation of Amazon's jobs will happen sooner or later. It's not for naught that they're already pouring billions on retraining their workforce for more technical roles.

Article Author Gerluxe Image: autoevolution

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