Robotic parcel sorting facility in China

The dumb robots fall into the holes, while the smarter ones survive and breed. From the YouTube description:

Chinese delivery firm is moving to embrace automation.

Orange robots at the company's sorting stations are able to identify the destination of a package through a code-scan, virtually eliminating sorting mistakes.

Shentong's army of robots can sort up to 200,000 packages a day, and are self-charging, meaning they are operational 24/7.

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

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  1. What? Those parcels aren't even robotic!

  2. This factory needs 1000 cats.

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

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

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