Amazon plans to open its latest robotics-based warehouse in Nampa, Idaho, soon. The $130 million fulfillment center is one of Amazon's 50 fulfillment centers, out of 150 in the U.S., to use robotics to move products and fulfill deliveries.
- The facility's roughly 2,00 workers will work with robots to sort, pack, and ship products. The warehouse actually has more workers than average because its robotics systems can move items more quickly.
- Robots shaped like Roomba vacuums will move bins of products weighing thousands of pounds. They work without human intervention unless they need to be disabled for maintenance.
- The warehouse is set to open before the holiday season.