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Australia Now Has a Completely Automated Port Terminal

  • Using a radar-based navigation system, they traversed the length and breadth of the terminal – often, to the outside eye, so narrowly avoiding each other – as they loaded the containers into stacks and onto trucks.
  • So far the operation has reported incredibly positive results: 50% savings in labor cost, increased efficiency, and a massive reduction in injury.
  • The whole process can occur overnight and without the need for expensive overhead lighting as the AutoStrad robots do not need to see to navigate. They use 20 per cent less fuel and incur lower maintenance costs.

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