Amazon to deploy robots in warehouses to improve efficiencies

Amazon has deployed robots at its sorting centers that will organize packages by ZIP code before they are delivered, according to Supply Chain Dive.

For years, Amazon has used robots in its more than 175 fulfillment centers. Now, it's trying out the technology in its sorting centers around the U.S.

The robot, called Pegasus, has a small conveyor belt that allows it to grab a package and deliver it to the correct location in the center.

"It just works better. This technology can reduce the number of miss sorts by 50% over our other sortation solutions," Amazon Vice President and Distinguished Engineer of Robotics Brad Porter told Supply Chain Dive.

Mr. Porter said this use of robots at sorting centers will also help speed up the sorting process as the company begins to offer one-day shipping for Prime members.

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