The all-cash deal for closely held Kiva will close in the second quarter, Seattle-based Amazon said today in a statement. Kiva’s orange robots, which can slide under shelves and bins of products, are used by Quidsi Inc. -- the company behind Soap.com and Diapers.com that Amazon acquired for about $545 million last year.
Kiva, whose headquarters will remain in North Reading, Massachusetts, will help Amazon make shipping more efficient, the company said.
“Amazon has long used automation in its fulfillment centers, and Kiva’s technology is another way to improve productivity by bringing the products directly to employees to pick, pack and stow,” Dave Clark, vice president of global customer fulfillment at Amazon, said in the statement.
Bloomberg has the entire financial details here.
Precision MicroDynamics has Announced Today the Availability of Polaris, the World's Fastest Motion Control System, to Machine Builders Everywhere
'Making Things See' from O'Reilly Media / Make shows you how to build Kinect projects with inexpensive off-the-shelf components, including the open source Processing programming language and the Arduino microcontroller. Things covered in the book include:
- Create Kinect applications on Mac OS X, Windows, or Linux
- Track people with pose detection and skeletonization, and use blob tracking to detect objects
- Analyze and manipulate point clouds
- Make models for design and fabrication, using 3D scanning technology
- Use MakerBot, RepRap, or Shapeways to print 3D objects
- Delve into motion tracking for animation and games
- Build a simple robot arm that can imitate your arm movements
- Discover how skilled artists have used Kinect to build fascinating projects
The book is available now on Amazon.
Miniature 9-Axis Inertial Module with 32-bit Processing Unit from STMicroelectronics Boosts Realism and Accuracy in Gaming, Robotics and Navigation
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