Robots are sorting out your parcels everyday, that you order from Flipkart!


Have you ever wondered how big e-tailers sort out the bulk orders that they receive every day? Flipkart, one of India’s leading e-commerce giant, is using 100 robots for the same.

A company official has shared that Flipkart uses about 100 robots to sort out parcels automatically in thousands daily to minimize delays in delivering what customers buy online on its website.

As it is humanly not possible to handle thousands of parcels in a short time, emerging technologies like AI, ML (machine learning), and cloud computing data analysis, have taken over and sneaked in to speed up the processes of logistics.

Flagging the role of technology in speeding up processing the data and sorting the packages using sensors, the company was able to turn around 4,500 shipments an hour at twice the speed, with 99.9 per cent accuracy, said the company in a statement.

The company has however assured that the robots and AI are not replacing the manpower and humans who are being used in the supply chain and logistics.

“A-I powered bots, known as automated guided vehicles (AGVs), work together to enable us deliver the customer packages at the earliest. With minimal human intervention pre-programmed bots sort out faster and better for quick delivery,” said a company spokesperson.