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The Shelves Come to The Pickers

Dan Saffer
Dec 3, 2014 · 4 min read

The dawn of Adaptive Worlds

Last year around holiday time, Amazon revealed Amazon Prime Air, its top secret (and thus far unrealized) drone delivery program. This year, it’s unveiled a logistics center where robots and humans work together to fulfill orders. Wired’s Marcus Wohlsen explains:

  • Orient me. Give me a journey I can take. Don’t steer, just give me a map to help me visualize what I want to accomplish and plan where I want to go.
  • Let me win. Reward me when I accomplish something.
  • Push me. Help me learn. Help me reveal my potential, don’t let me get by. Combine doing with understanding. Skill me.
  • Sense and respond. Personalize it for me. Let me feel the artifact is alive. Make its operation transparent like a window.
  • Connect me. Help me make connections with the subject matter or across destinations with other people.
  • Immerse me. Plunge me into the experience. I can’t tell the difference between me and it, it is so much a part of me.

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