Amazon employs +1.5 million employees and utilizes nearly 1,000,000 robots to deliver products to your doorstep within hours.— Bruce Porter Jr. (@NetworksManager) February 2, 2024
How soon do you think until drones are delivering your packages instead of humans? pic.twitter.com/PQNwBZUr3d
Amazon’s plan to replace people with robots and introduce drone deliveries has been in the works for over a decade now. In 2024, Amazon has deployed over 750,000 robots in their warehouses, a significant increase from the 1,000 robots they had in 2013. This massive robot army shows their commitment to automation and innovation in their delivery process.
As for drone deliveries, Amazon has been testing and refining this technology for years. This year, they plan to start using drones to deliver packages in the UK and Italy, with a goal to expand to more locations in the future. This could potentially revolutionize the way we receive our packages, making the process faster, more efficient, and more “environmentally friendly”.
These advancements come with concerns about job displacement and the impact on human workers. Amazon has stated that they are committed to creating new job opportunities and that the introduction of robots and drones will allow their employees to focus on more skilled tasks. It remains to be seen how this will play out.