Gap Will Employ Kiva Robots

Kiva Systems in Woburn, MA, said today that Gap Inc. Direct, which handles online orders for clothing chains Gap, Banana Republic, Old Navy, and Piperlime, will install Kiva’s robotic fufillment system in its warehouses. As we explained in an April 2008 profile, Kiva’s robots are designed to speed the movement of merchandise around a warehouse floor, bringing items on movable shelves to stationary order-pickers in a just-in-time fashion. The deal represents a big win for Kiva, whose largest previous customers included Zappos and

Wade Roush is a freelance science and technology journalist and the producer and host of the podcast Soonish. Follow @soonishpodcast

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