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Will Amazon Put UPS Out Of Business?

Authored by Mike Shedlock via MishTalk,

Amazon's new robot packs 600+ boxes per hour vs humans at under 200. With that announcement comes a $10K offer to quit.

Lights Out Warehouse

Please consider New Amazon Machines Pack 600 Orders Per Hour, Could Replace Thousands of Jobs.

The new machines, known as the CartonWrap from Italian firm CMC Srl, pack much faster than humans. They crank out 600 to 700 boxes per hour, or four to five times the rate of a human packer, the sources said. The machines require one person to load customer orders, another to stock cardboard and glue and a technician to fix jams on occasion.

Including other machines known as the “SmartPac,” which the company rolled out recently to mail items in patented envelopes, Amazon’s technology suite will be able to automate a majority of its human packers. Five rows of workers at a facility can turn into two, supplemented by two CMC machines and one SmartPac, the person said.

Amazon is not alone in testing CMC’s packing technology. JD.com Inc and Shutterfly Inc have used the machines as well, the companies said, as has Walmart Inc, according to a person familiar with its pilot.

“A ‘lights out’ warehouse is ultimately the goal."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Unskilled labor is rapidly becoming a thing of the past; those with jobs very much at risk, because of these developments, will have to learn how to talk to the "brains" of these systems, and some will simply not be able to do it, or keep up with the rapidly evolving technology.

To get a better, and perhaps, chilling view of a potentially very dystopian future, watch the film "AI", short for artificial intelligence.

There is a scene in the film, where the humans are so furious, about having been pre-empted by robots, doing the jobs they used to to, and in essence, taking over their jobs, that they start torturing some very human-looking like robots to their extinction.

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