Amazon warehouse robots ‘increase staff injuries’

Amazon has defended its safety record
Amazon has defended its safety record

Amazon’s use of robots in its warehouses has led to more injuries for human workers, an investigation says.

The Center for Investigative Reporting said it had acquired internal records for 150 warehouses over four years.

At the most common kind of Amazon “fulfilment centre”, serious injuries are 50% higher for those that have robots than those without, it says.

Amazon said its numbers were high because it encouraged the reporting of even minor incidents.

The report from journalist Will Evans was published on the centre’s own news website.

It accuses the giant online retailer of “bald misrepresentations the company has deployed to hide its growing safety crisis”.

It said Amazon officials had “profoundly misled the public and lawmakers” over its safety record.

The company, however, said: “We strongly refute the claims that we’ve misled anyone.

“The reporter is misinterpreting data, and the very internal

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Exotec raises $90M to support the international expansion of its warehouse robotics solutions

LILLE, France, Sept. 29, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Exotec, a leading robotics solution for logistics and creator of the Skypod 3D warehouse robots, announces today a $90 million financing round, led by 83North – with participation from Dell Technologies Capital – and supported by historical investors, Iris Capital and Breega.

This new funding will further fuel Exotec’s international development, especially their recently formed Atlanta and Tokyo teams and help them meet the growing demand for warehouse automation technology in the United States and Asia. Exotec has the ambition to become the leader in robotics solutions for logistics and forecasts they will produce up to 4,000 robots per year by 2021.

Exotec’s revolutionary robots allow retailers and e-merchants to quadruple their warehouse productivity and increase up to five times their storage capacity. Their autonomous robots can move in a unique three-dimensional pattern at a speed of 13 feet per second,

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Warehouse Management System Market Technology Advancement and Future Scope 2020 to 2026

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Sep 23, 2020 (Market Insight Reports) —
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