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See How Amazon's 100,000 Robots Prep Your Package for Delivery

While you may not yet be ready for a medical exam by Dr. Robot, odds are that some of the packages you're receiving this holiday season will be prepped by a robot. Watch this incredible video.

Amazon bought warehouse logistics company Kiva Systems in 2012 for $775 million in cash and started introducing the robots into its warehouses in 2014.

Fast facts on Amazon Kiva robots:

  • Amazon warehouses employ 100,000 robots and ship 1.6 million packages per day.
  • Robots have brought more than 50% increases in storage efficiency, meaning that more items fit in a smaller space.
  • Amazon robots bring entire shelves weighing up to 3,000 pounds to human "pickers" who select products for shipment.

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What do you think about today's robots? How will they impact jobs? 

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