Amazon taught robots not to come close to humans

Amazon hired fewer workers in 2018the earlier is a clear indication that it is actively using robots. Unfortunately, they are not smart enough to completely replace ordinary employees, so people are forced to work side by side with metal counterparts. This is a rather dangerous undertaking, because robots are able not to notice people and cause injuries - that is why the company began to give employees special devices that make robots understand that they should stay away.

Devices, referred to as "technical jackets",These are suspenders attached to an electronic belt. Wearing them, people may not be afraid that one of the hundreds of loader robots will crush them with a huge container of goods. The fact is that when the robot approaches, the belt gives him a command to slow down and change the route in order to avoid a collision.

It used to avoid accidents,workers were required to indicate in advance where in the warehouse they were working - the robots received this information and avoided this zone. An electronic belt can help people save their time and give it much more important tasks than simply indicating their location.

However, the risk of injury duringproduction still remains. For example, in December 2018, an emergency occurred at the Amazon warehouse, during which more than 20 people were injured. Then a huge robot accidentally pierced the balloon with a means to scare bears. The substances contained in it caused workers to suffocate and temporary blindness, so they had to be hospitalized.

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