FedEx last week introduced an AI-powered intelligent sorting robot at its South Pacific regional hub in Singapore as part of the integrator’s continued push to digitize operations and build a smart logistics network.
The deployment of the sorting robot leverages automation and harnesses AI technology to optimize operational processes and provide better service to customers. Earlier this year, FedEx also deployed a similar sorting robot at its FedEx South China E-Commerce Shipment Sorting Center in Guangzhou.
According to FedEx, the sorting robot has an accuracy rate of more than 98.5 percent and the ability to sort up to 1,000 packages per hour, carrying up to 5 kilos at a time.
This project in Singapore is supported by Aviation Development Fund – one of the key initiatives by the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS) that supports the development and growth of Singapore’s aviation industry.
Angela Ng, director of aviation industry at CAAS, said: “CAAS actively works with air transport companies to identify, trial and adopt technology, automation, and digitalisation to enhance operational efficiency and transform jobs… The project has significantly enhanced air cargo processing productivity and has enabled job redesign for FedEx’s manpower to take on higher value-added tasks.”