Tag Results for Kiva Systems (10)

  1. A look under the hood of Kiva Systems warehouse robots

    UPDATE: There's no better way to understand Kiva's systems than seeing it in action. Here's a video Josh Romero and I prepared: There's been a lot of press about Kiva Systems, the Boston-area startup that developed mobile robots to automate pick-and-pack warehouse operations. No article, however, has really explained the technology that lets the Kiva robots do what they do -- swarm a warehouse by the hundreds and in a highly coordinated bot ballet deliver inventory to workers, racks of products arriving one after another in seconds, …

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  2. The Nutcracker performed by dancing Kiva robots

    The folks at Kiva Systems pointed us to this little video they put together for the holiday season. Watch the 24 Kiva warehouse-automation bots dance to the tune of "March" from Tchaikovsky's "The Nutcracker." The robotic ballet, choreographed by Kiva's Ryan Gariepy and Rob Stevens, took place at the company's headquarters in Woburn, Mass. "We didn't really choreograph it," Stevens told us, "it was more free-form dance!" …

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