Go Back   iRV2 Forums > iRV2.com COMMUNITY FORUMS > Just Conversation
Join iRV2 Today

Mission Statement: Supporting thoughtful exchange of knowledge, values and experience among RV enthusiasts.
  This discussion is proudly sponsored by:
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about their products on iRV2
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 12-11-2014, 01:24 PM   #1
Junior Member
Join Date: Nov 2009
Posts: 14
Unhappy Amazon Bringing Robots to Fulfillment Centers

Interesting article. Might affect workampers if it's a success. They'll still need some of us but maybe not as many.


ezdays is offline   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 RV Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

iRV2.com RV Community - Are you about to start a new improvement on your RV or need some help with some maintenance? Do you need advice on what products to buy? Or maybe you can give others some advice? No matter where you fit in you'll find that iRV2 is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with other RV owners, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create an RV blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Old 12-12-2014, 05:34 PM   #2
Senior Member
JFXG's Avatar
Newmar Owners Club
Freightliner Owners Club
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Today? Bellingham, Massachusetts
Posts: 3,139
Originally Posted by ezdays View Post
Interesting article. Might affect workampers if it's a success. They'll still need some of us but maybe not as many.

My son has been with Amazon for about 2-1/2 years (software engineer), and moved over to Kiva about six months ago. He sent us the following email about ten days ago. He said one of the most stunning changes is the absence of noise in the FC sections where the robots work. Just a very low level humming. The article also points out that Amazon actually projects an increase in hiring with the robot introduction. There will be far fewer pickers and stowers, of course, but notable increases in other areas. Interesting.

"...There are a bunch of articles coming out today highlighting Kiva's roll in Amazon's holiday fulfillment. There's a fun B-Roll video from one of our larger warehouses from the Time article, its just a video of the robots in action, no talking or anything, just the quiet hum of the robots gliding around..."

Video: http://media.corporate-ir.net/media_files/IROL/17/176060/Video/Kiva-Broll-Final.mp4

Here are a few articles:



John & Diane, Fulltimers. RVM103 NHSO
On the road since June '12 with Lincoln, the guard cat.
2002 Dutch Star 40, Freightliner, Cat 3126, 2004 Element
JFXG is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-17-2014, 12:15 PM   #3
Senior Member
Join Date: May 2013
Location: Spartanburg SC
Posts: 145
Ah, but are you sure the e-mail was actually from your son and not from a robot programmed to write as him?
Upstate South Carolina
2000 Holiday Rambler Endeavor
2012 Honda CRV
wallacerm is offline   Reply With Quote

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Campers help Amazon keep up with holiday rush in Campbellsville, Kentucky okgc RV Events & Gatherings 2 06-13-2014 06:27 PM
Hello everyone - Amazon is BACK! Take a look at what we have to offer. PamelaP Workkamping & Volunteering 9 03-01-2014 08:22 PM

» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities

Copyright 2002-2015 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 11:21 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.