China’s ecommerce turns to robots as labor shortage looms

Inside a warehouse in the southeast corner of Beijing, a crane-like robot patiently picks up packages from pallet to container. Red banners are strewn across the top of the wall, inscribed with slogans like “Innovation never rests” and “We advance towards smart logistics.” This is JD-X, the logistics lab of Alibaba’s ecommerce archival JD. Launched … More China’s ecommerce turns to robots as labor shortage looms