Amazon has long framed its use of robotics and automation in its facilities as a net positive, claiming the technology makes warehouse workers’ jobs easier and safer while turbocharging delivery times for customers. But a new report by Reveal from the Center for Investigative Reporting suggests otherwise. A cache of internal company documents from more than 150 Amazon warehouses reveal a...
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