The Rise Of The Sorting Robots
As e-commerce explodes, logistics is turning to tech, big data and automation to meet demand – which is where intelligent sorting robots come in.
Robotics on a global scale
So where are these robots seeing the most action – and what industries are powering adoption fastest? Together, the automotive, aviation and logistics industry are driving the greatest order volumes to service manufacturing and supply chain.
Asia Pacific is sprinting ahead in the robotics race. Japan is the world’s biggest exporter of robots globally. South Korea is a leading player in industrial robots as the country sets sights on being among the top four in the world in the robotics market. Singapore ranks second after Korea in terms of industrial robot density. And as the world’s largest e-commerce market, China is striding ahead in robot adoption for the logistics sector. China also experiences huge seasonal peaks, such as Double 11 and Spring Festival, when manpower might be low. Sorting robots are helping to transform the entire logistics industry with a truly intelligent supply chain system.
In such a fast-moving market, new and innovative solutions will help players keep up with demand and drive growth.
Our sorting robot solution for China
We’ve introduced a first-of-its-kind intelligence sorting robot for FedEx in China. The robot represents our smart logistics vision for not only China, but for the entire Asia Pacific, Middle East and Africa region. The sorting robot reduces need for a manual sorting process – improving accuracy and speed.
- The sorting robot is powered by AI and sorts based on two things – shipping categories and destinations
- At approximately 40m2, the robot can cover up to 100 destinations simultaneously
- The bot can sort small packages of up to 10kg
- High sorting speeds means it can quickly sort perishable items, such as fruit
- Equipped with a barcode reader, the bot scans packages to obtain destination information, then moves the package from the conveyor belt to the correct destination slot
Automating logistics using intelligent robots represents our latest push to digitize operations. We’re building a smart logistics network for our customers globally to handle ever-growing volumes of e-commerce shipments in APAC and beyond.
So what’s the future of robots in logistics? Automation tech, powered by ongoing feats in big data and machine learning, are transforming logistics. And let’s not forget about delivery.
So, watch this space! As cities and deliveries get smarter, robots will become more tightly knitted into the fabric of our communities.
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