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Drive Unit

The Drive Unit is a mobile robot used by Amazon for automating its warehouses. It carries heavy shelves of inventory on its back, and it never gets tired, complains about the boss, or asks for a raise.

FEATURES

Capable of operating autonomously in groups of hundreds. Decentralized software architecture. Able to lift about 450 kg, or 1,000 lb.

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LENGTH

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WIDTH

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WEIGHT

146.5 kg | 323 lb

SPEED

4.68 km/h | 2.9 mph

SENSORS

Downward-facing camera (to read barcodes on the floor), upward-facing camera (to read barcodes under product racks), infrared sensors, and collision-detection bumpers.

ACTUATORS

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COMPUTING

On-board computer on each robot, a main server for managing the robots and inventory, and PCs at the order-fulfillment stations.

SOFTWARE

Agent-based software running on the robots, the main warehouse server, and the PCs.

DEGREES OF FREEDOM (DOF)

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COST

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STATUS

Ongoing

WEBSITE

https://www.amazonrobotics.com/