Amazon debuts a pair of new warehouse robots

Amazon kicked its first re:MARS conference off with some ringers last night, bringing Robert Downey Jr., Boston Dynamics’ Marc Raibert and Disney Research’s Morgan Pope and Tony Dohl during the opening keynote. This morning’s big event puts the focus back on its own offerings — namely the work the company’s been doing in robotics. Amazon […]


6 Jun, 2019TECHCRUNCH.COM

Amazon debuts a pair of new warehouse robots | BEAM

Amazon kicked its first re:MARS conference off with some ringers last night, bringing Robert Downey Jr., Boston Dynamics’ Marc Raibert and Disney Research’s Morgan Pope and Tony Dohl during the opening keynote. This morning’s big event puts the focus back on its own offerings — namely the work the company’s been doing in robotics.

Amazon Robotics VP Brad Porter took to the stage to showcase a pair of new robotics designed to accelerate automation in the company’s fulfillment centers. Xanthus represents a major redesign of then company’s primary robots, which have been core to its strategy since its 2012 acquisition of Kiva Systems....

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