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E-commerce giant Amazon is in the process of introducing a “Distance Assistant” system across its distribution and fulfilment centres to help workers to adhere to the social distancing measures that are currently in place. The system uses augmented reality and artificial intelligence to create a ‘mirror-like’ tool which differentiates people from their surroundings. Amazon’s leader of robotics initiatives, Brad Porter, has said “Nothing is more important than the health and well-being of our employees and we’ll continue to innovate to keep them as safe as possible.”

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Along with other initiatives that Amazon has put in place, such as the coronavirus tracking tool launched last month, the new Distance Assistant is bound to benefit staff members and help the E-commerce giant continue to succeed in the fight against coronavirus.

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