Amazon CEO Bezos says robotic hands ready for prime time in next 10 years

Founder, Chairman, CEO and President of Amazon Jeff Bezos unveils his space company Blue Origin's space exploration lunar lander rocket called Blue Moon during an unveiling event in Washington
FILE PHOTO: Founder, Chairman, CEO and President of Amazon Jeff Bezos unveils his space company Blue Origin’s space exploration lunar lander rocket called Blue Moon during an unveiling event in Washington, U.S., May 9, 2019. REUTERS/Clodagh Kilcoyne

June 6, 2019

LAS VEGAS (Reuters) – Jeff Bezos, Amazon.com Inc’s chief executive and founder, said on Thursday he expects the challenge of building robots for commercial use that can grasp items as efficiently as human hands will be solved in the next 10 years.

The remark, made on stage at Amazon’s “re:MARS” conference in Las Vegas, underscored how technology is being developed that one day could take care of essential tasks in retail warehouses currently carried out by humans, namely the stowing and picking up of customer orders.

(Reporting By Jeffrey Dastin in San Francisco)

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