An Army Of Little Package Sorting Robots In China

April 14, 2017

This is a video of a robot army operating in a sorting facility at STO Express courier service in China. The robots can sort up to 200,000 packages/day, and return to charging stations on their own whenever their batteries run low, so the operation can run 24/7. Me? I can't run more than like 6/5 without risking exhaustion and/or death.

An STO Express spokesman told the South China Morning Post on Monday that the robots had helped the company save half the costs it typically required to use human workers.


They also improved efficiency by around 30 per cent and maximised sorting accuracy, he said.

Goodbye human workers, hello robot armies. When reached for comment about China's robotic sorting facility, North Korea insisted that's ancient technology and they don't even need sorting facilities because they've developed a way to teleport packages directly to their destination, which they've used to successfully colonize both Mars and the sun.

Keep going for the video.

Thanks to R4NCID, who's convinced he just heard Amazon get a boner.

  • Doog

    At 1:12 you can see a robot carrying nothing empty itself at the bottom left of the screen.

  • Bling Nye

    Boss is coming, gotta look busy!

  • Jenness

    Impressive. But then again so are the human rights violations,suicide rate (accounts for 30% of all suicides in the world - holy crap!), and poverty (despite projections that by 2020 China will be the largest global economy they are also in the top 5 poorest in the world with 1 in 10 Chinese (82 million) living in abject poverty w/out access to water or heating). But hey, robots are progress so welcome to the future!!

  • James Mcelroy

    "The future is already here — it's just not very evenly distributed."
    -William Gibson

  • Jenness

    HAHAHAHAH Yesssssssss!!!

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