Ben Einstein, writes new submitter Robofenix2
, has torn down a Kiva bot -- a mobile ground-based warehouse delivery drone, aka Amazon's busiest employee
. These robotic systems have revolutionised the warehouse distribution industry helping deliver packages. Ben was able to get his hands on an older generation, end-of-life Kiva bot and cracked open its bright orange shell to expose a brilliant piece of engineering; this post shares the fruits of Kiva's hard work.
This 2011 video
is also worth viewing, not least to see Kiva's shelf-lifting corkscrew action.