Amazon is rapidly growing its army of robots, which the e-commerce giant uses at its many fulfillment centers.
The company now employs 45,000 robots across 20 fulfillment centers. That’s up a remarkable 50% from last year. Amazon also has 230,000 human workers.
Amazon says that despite the size of its robot army, they remain an experiment. For example, each fulfillment center has a different ratio of robots to humans as the company analyzes optimization. SOme centers rely almost exclusively on robots while others have virtually none.