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No, They’re Not Elves! Amazon’s Robotic Solution to Ship Holiday Orders

No, They’re Not Elves! Amazon’s Robotic Solution to Ship Holiday Orders

Across the country, laborers are hard at work lifting 700-pound shelves full of multivolume encyclopedias, propane grills or garden gnomes and dragging them across vast warehouse floors. Carefully trained not to bump into one another, the squat workers are 320 pounds and a mere 16 inches tall.

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