Chinese firm halves worker costs by hiring army of robots

By TodayOnline.com (Singapore)

Apr 11, 2017

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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 in the country.

The video showed dozens of round orange Hikvision robots – each the size of a seat cushion – swiveling 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 center, then flipping their lids to deposit them into chutes beneath the floor.

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