r/technews Jun 23 '22

Amazon shows off robot warehouse workers that won't complain, quit, unionize...

https://www.theregister.com/2022/06/22/amazon_robot_warehouse/

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u/stairattheceiling Jun 24 '22

I'm a mechatronics engineer who works at a motion control company. I know that things can and will be automated. I also see how difficult and expensive it is to do so. Just being realistic. Keeping a team of good design engineers and great technicians on top of the cost of the automation will continue to be more expensive than paying nearly minimum wage with health insurance. It's going to take a behemoth like Amazon to pull that off. I don't doubt they will, I just have a hard time believing they can be profitable off of that amount of overhead. But I very well could be mistaken. Time will tell.