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VIDEO: Meet the little robots that fetch your web purchases

Buy something on any number of websites and chances are that a Kiva Systems robot is going to go retrieve your order from the warehouse and then dance its way through a flood of others just like it to bring it to a human packer.

VIDEO: Meet the little robots that fetch your web purchases

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Buy something on any number of websites and chances are that a Kiva Systems robot is going to go retrieve your order from a warehouse and then dance its way through a flood of others just like it to bring it to a human packer. At the Wired Business Conference, Kiva founder Mick Mountz gave a play-by-play of the robots’ process for finding, grabbing, transporting and then returning the pods that warehouse products are kept in.

Basically, these robots are like those automatic vacuum cleaners that roam around the homes of rich people, except these guys can merge onto "highways" and navigate a warehouse to find the ideal parking spot based on its inventory.

The robot apocalypse is nigh. [ForaTv on Youtube]

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