Robotic parcel sorting facility in China


#1

Originally published at: http://boingboing.net/2017/04/11/robotic-parcel-sorting-facilit.html


#2

What? Those parcels aren’t even robotic!


#3

This factory needs 1000 cats.


#4

I imagine this is what my internal organs are doing when I eat street tacos in Tijuana. Goofy music and all.


#5

How do you know what are in those parcels? Maybe this is a robot factory shipping out robots.

MAYBE… Skynet is getting ready for next Thursday.


#6

The company estimates its robotic sorting system is saving around 70-percent of the costs a human-based sorting line would require.

And the workers lose 100% of their paycheck.


#7

Richard Garfield’s dream come true…

https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/18/roborally


#8

I’ve heard there’s a buggy whip makers union, maybe they could seek representation there?


#9

Why don’t they have a branching tree system of conveyor belts? Seems like it would be a lot faster and cheaper.


#10

I didn’t see any packages slip off the tops of the robots during acceleration and deceleration. Maybe the four holes I noticed on top of one of the robots is for a little onboard… vacuum?


#11

Came here to do that, beaten.


#12

Bright orange mini-bots that crawl around like cute mammalian organisms in a scrubbed environment where nary a minor chord can be heard? Nothing but sunshine and warm spring days in that factory. The kiddos are gonna love the future! “Doo doo doo doo duh-do duh-do!”


#13

which is, what, $1 and the promise of a new suicide net?


#14

#15

Actually, FedEx and UPS bring in a lot of temp workers around Christmas. Among unskilled folks, these are considered good paying jobs, but hard work.


#16

They celebrate Christmas in China?


#17

The Chinese version of Robot Wars seems much rangier if a little sedate.


#18

It’s a lot harder to relocate or expand conveyor belts.

If a belt goes down, that’s en entire line down. If a robot goes down, the throughput is just slightly slower.


#19

another $#@&*% traffic jam at ZJ97!
when are they going to fix this?


#20

A preview of NYC traffic in 20 years.