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Amazon’s Robot War Is Spreading

For decades, operators were focused on the task of loading pallets and shipping them to retailers, who broke up the shipments and routed them to retail locations. Fulfilling online orders, on the other hand, requires shippers to pack boxes with a diverse set of individual items and route them on to customers’ homes.

Although this headline summons an image of legions of Kiva mounted Righthand robots marauding around disassembling each other, the article highlights the paradigm shift that kicked off all the recent warehouse automation excitement.

Speaking of excitement, the once highly exciting Google Glass has quietly survived in the manufacturing industry.