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Amazon Deploys Robot Shipping Army

Amazon Deploys Robot Shipping ArmyE-commerce giant Amazon.com has boosted efficiency—and given workers’ legs a break—by deploying more than 15,000 wheeled robots to crisscross the floors and aisles of its biggest warehouses, pick up customer orders, and deliver stacks of toys, books and other products to employees. Amazon, which faces its single biggest day of online shopping Monday, has invested heavily in upgrading and expanding its distribution network to meet the coming onslaught of holiday orders. Amazon says it’s expecting “Cyber Monday” to be busier than ever. The robot move is no surprise in the tech-savvy company: CEO Jeff Bezos vows to one day deliver packages by drone.

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