Hikvision 'Little Orange' Robots Use Networks for Efficiency

 - Apr 13, 2017
References: hikvision & theverge
Thanks to the tremendous popularity of e-commerce, large-scale delivery companies are eager to find ways to increase efficiency in their delivery warehouses, and the Hikvision Little Orange robots provide an impressive and oddly adorable solution. Currently used by Chinese delivery magnate Shentong, the bots carry packages across their warehouse far faster than humans could, and they can work all day and night (since there's no limit on their hours.)

The Hikvision Little Orange robots are just one of four different offerings from the Hong Kong-based industrial technology company. Little Orange is the smallest of the four, but each works in a similar manner. The warehouses in which they operate are equipped with conveyor belts at which humans drop packages on top of the bots, and then those bots (which are networked with one another and operate using an algorithm to maximize their efficiency) shuttle the packages to ports around the warehouse at a max speed of nearly 10 feet per second.