Robots give Greece’s postal service pace increase

Robots kind parcels on the Hellenic Publish’s sorting centre in Kryoneri, Greece, October 4, 2021. Reuters/Alkis Konstantinidis

Athens: There is a new addition to Greece’s postal service: a fleet of yellow robots sorting by means of the mail.

Fifty-five small, four-wheeled autonomous cell robots — or AMR’s — powered by synthetic intelligence, glide round Hellenic Publish’s sorting centre in Athens, dashing up an typically arduous course of.

They scan the postal code, weigh the bundle and, directed by sensors, empty it into the corresponding mail sacks arrange round a platform.

The robots are a part of the state-owned firm’s digital restructuring programme, which goals to deal with rising numbers of parcels from on-line purchasing through the coronavirus pandemic.

“Till not too long ago, sorting has been carried out by handbook labour with a excessive demand in time, typically with errors occurring, inflicting supply delays for our prospects and elevated prices for the corporate,” Hellenic Publish Chief Govt George Constantopoulos informed Reuters.

As much as 80% of parcel sorting has been handed over to the robots and Constantopoulos stated the method was as much as thrice quicker, guaranteeing next-day supply.

The robots can deal with as many as 168,000 parcels weighing as much as 15 kg a day and solely have to be recharged each 4 hours for five minutes.

“The aim is to not exchange human employees with robots, however slightly to reinforce human workforces and make them extra environment friendly,” Constantopoulos stated. 

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