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Robotic Arms Are Now Sorting Parcels For FedEx [Video]

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COVID-19 has led many to reconsider the human element of the supply chain. More robots are being introduced now than ever before to help with social distancing. For example, Boston Dynamics’ robot-dog Spot has been measuring patients’ vital signs at a hospital in the US. Amazon.com has an autonomous robot delivering packages in the US and UK. FedEx also started experimenting with the use of small, autonomous delivery robots.

Same-day retail deliveries have skyrocketed since lockdowns began. And while FedEx’s delivery robot didn’t fare well in New York City, the company is still interested in robotics. It recently turned its attention to a different kind of automation – industrial robotic arms to sort delivery packages.

FedEx installed four robotic sorting arms from Yaskawa America and Plus One at its Memphis Hub to help sort the colossal number of parcels passing through that facility. The components pick up packages from bins using suction and transfer them onto conveyor belts. They use artificial intelligenceand …

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