Amazon pits warehouse workers against each other in gaming challenge at 5 warehouses

Amazon is turning warehouse work into a competitive game while looking toward a future in which robots with steel talons do the labor.

The e-commerce behemoth led by CEO Jeff Bezos is running an experiment in several warehouses, involving thousands of “pickers” and “stowers” whose labors are incorporated into video games in a process called “gamification,” according to a Washington Post report.

“Some compete by racing virtual dragons or sports cars around a track, while others...

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