Amazon utilizes various types of robots in their warehouses, such as the Proteus for cart movement and the Cardinal for box lifting. Currently, there are over 750,000 robots working alongside humans, particularly for repetitive and safety-critical tasks.
Sequoia is the latest robotic solution introduced by Amazon for warehouse operations. Currently being tested at a warehouse in Houston, it helps manage and organize inventory. With this solution, updating stock information in real-time is 75% faster, and order fulfillment time in the warehouse is reduced by 25%. Additionally, Sequoia includes robots that handle basket loading and unloading, as well as humans who pack the products into boxes for shipment to customers.
Apart from Sequoia, Amazon has also unveiled Digit, a robot developed in collaboration with Agility Robotics. It has the ability to move and grasp objects, with a motion structure similar to humans. This allows it to assist in lifting items that regular robots cannot reach and typically require human intervention. As a result, it reduces the workload, such as stacking empty boxes in the warehouse.
TLDR: Amazon deploys a variety of robots, such as Proteus and Cardinal, in their warehouses to perform repetitive and safety-critical tasks. The latest addition, Sequoia, has been tested at a Houston warehouse and significantly improves inventory management and order fulfillment. Additionally, Digit, developed with Agility Robotics, aids in handling objects that regular robots cannot reach, further reducing the workload on humans.