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"All the robots are in place"


My family is a pretty frequent visitor to diapers.com, so it was fun to find a behind-the-scenes video of their warehouse over on TechCrunch as they prepare to launch a major expansion in the goods they carry (coming soon at soap.com).

I've always been impressed that I can get an instant message from my wife on a Tuesday afternoon saying that she just placed an order, and hear a knock on the door Wednesday morning as a box of diapers gets delivered (and with the quantity our son goes through, usually with free shipping to boot).  Here's how it all happens.  (OK, I'll admit it's also just fun to watch the little robots scoot around the warehouse on their own.)