Without the fast-moving robotic arms, pods, and other forms of warehouse automation, vendors say they will not be able to meet consumer demand for packages that arrive on doorsteps the day after they place an order online.

FREMONT, CA: Today, the very same warehouse employees, once predicted to be losing their jobs to automated replacements are getting accustomed to working with robots in their daily lives. Doing a job alongside robots is not easy. According to their creators, these machines should take on the most ordinary and physically strenuous responsibilities. In actuality, they are also building new patterns of stress and strain in the form of injuries and the unease of working in close areas with mobile half-ton tools that direct themselves—they weigh a lot.

One e-commerce giant is ever more requiring warehouse workers to get used to working with robots. The business now has more than 200,000 robotic vehicles that are moving items through its delivery-fulfillment centers. Besides, many other enterprises are adding their robots in a race to speed up productivity and trim down costs.

Without the fast-moving robotic arms, pods, and other forms of warehouse automation, vendors say they will not be able to meet consumer demand for packages that arrive on doorsteps the day after they place an order online.

But while worries that robots will replace human workers have not come to a result, there are rising concerns—keeping up with the pace of the latest artificial intelligence is taking a toll on social workers' health, safety, and confidence. Warehouses powered by AI and robotics software are beginning to human burnout by appending more work and scaling up the pressure on workers to speed their performance.

Besides, it is not that workers are not getting trained on how to work with robots securely, but the problem is it becomes very complex to do so when the efficiency standards are set so high. Furthermore, the efficiencies gained from associates and robotics working together in tandem facilitates businesses to pass along a lower cost to the customers.

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