Online retailers use robots at warehouses
Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba’s delivery arm has opened a flagship automated warehouse that has around 200 robots that can help process more than one million shipments per day.
Cainiao Network unveiled the warehouse in Huiyang district, Huizhou city in South China’s Guangdong province.
It is among several automated warehouses that Cainiao plans to set up across China for the upcoming “Singles Day” shopping period.
Other online retailers are deploying robots in warehouses to enhance work efficiency.
JD.com Inc, China’s secondbiggest e-commerce player, announced last week it had completed the construction of its first unmanned warehouse.
Suning Commerce Group Co Ltd also said it would launch intelligent retail robots that could autonomously recognize the speech and expressions of consumers during the shopping festival on Nov 11.