Kiva Systems Robots: Ballet Dance of the Nutcracker

Kiva Systems is building robots for warehouses, that have one the mission to fulfill. Support people at the last mile between virtual ordering of goods, for example via the internet, and the deliveryman.

The robots are connected by a wireless network and receive ordering information. Then they collect all necessary wares to bring them to the desired station. In other words: they are smart. Busy bees and friendly co-workers.

The people at Kiva let them perform a dance. How do you call this? Ballet? Well, I would love to see this creatures perform like this, when they got nothing on their mind. Not long ago you called this standby. Also read this article on Eggshell to get the basic idea of what I mean.

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Tags: smart, swarm, modular, co-worker, work, dance, friendly
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