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Massive Robots Keep Docks Shipshape

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Robots, Port of Los Angeles

Cargo containers are carried around the TraPac marine terminal at the Port of Los Angeles by automated machines guided by a magnetic grid embedded in the pavement.

Credit: Patrick T. Fallon for The Wall Street Journal

At one of the busiest shipping terminals in the U.S., more than two dozen giant red robots wheeled cargo containers along the docks on a recent morning, handing the boxes off to another set of androids gliding along long rows of stacked containers before smoothly setting the boxes down in precise spots.

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