Chinese Firm Halves Worker Costs by Hiring Army of Robots to Sort out 200,000 Packages a Day*

Chinese Firm Halves Worker Costs by Hiring Army of Robots to Sort out 200,000 Packages a Day*

A viral video showing an army of little orange robots sorting out packages in a warehouse in eastern China is the latest example of how machines are increasingly taking over menial factory work on the mainland.

The behind-the-scenes footage of the self-charging robot army in a sorting centre of Chinese delivery powerhouse Shentong (STO) Express was shared on People’s Daily’s social media accounts on Sunday.

The video showed dozens of round orange Hikvision robots – each the size of a seat cushion – swivelling across the floor of the large warehouse in Hangzhou, Zhejiang province.

A worker was seen feeding each robot with a package before the machines carried the parcels away to different areas around the sorting centre, then flipping their lids to deposit them into chutes beneath the floor.

Comment: Wait till the robots malfunction, and see what the cost is then!

Source*

Related Topics:

U.S. House Bill Would Allow Employers to Demand Genetic Information from Workers*

Chicago Workers Took over a Window Factory Three Years ago, and They’re Thriving*

More Subcontract Workers Go On Strike at West Coast Ports*

Venezuelan President Calls for Workers to Take on Economic Policy*

A Reminder Why South African Mineworkers have a Right to Strike*

Not Only French Workers Protest Attacks on Pensions*

Verizon Workers Strike

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s