Oct 19, 2023

Amazon launches humanoid robots to 'free up' staff

Amazon is trialling humanoid robots in its US warehouses, in the latest sign of the tech giant automating more of its operations. Amazon said the move was about "Freeing employees up to better deliver for our customers". A union said Amazon had "Been treating their workers like robots for years". Scott Dresser of Amazon Robotics told the BBC this allowed it to "Deal with steps and stairs or places in our facility where we need to move up and down". Amazon has ramped up its use of robots in recent years, as pressure has grown to cut costs.

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