Amazon Wristband Patents Blur Human-Robot Line, Daily Journal (April 18, 2018)
In an article for the Daily Journal, Dr. Dariush Adli discusses Amazon’s three patents relating to the control of human wrist movements. The patents are directed to controlling the movement of workers by making it faster and easier for workers in the fulfillment centers to accurately locate the bins in which ordered items are stored and retrieve ordered items from them. The patents have raised privacy concerns because the technology can be used to detect and record workers’ private movements and to control human movements much like controlling robots.
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