IamA Amazon associate working at one of amazons largest and newest facilities. I control the Kiva Robots among many other things. AMA!
I have worked at the fulfillment center for a little over 6 months. During that time I have worked to be trained in as many processes as possible. For me, this includes most inbound processes. I was trained in receiving, stowing into their unique pod system by Kiva, operated their heavy machinery like order pickers, forklifts, ect. I also was a pretty good waterspider (someone who maintains work for Stowers on any given floor). And most recently, I have been a KIVA Amnesty associate. Using a Kindle fire I would control the robots when they malfunctioned due to computer error, crashes or obstructions on the kiva floor. AMA!
Here is the vest that we have to wear to go onto an active KIVA floor. I blacked out the warehouse location code. Sorry about the quality i was trying to do this all on my note and the quality got messed up.