Ocado Technology Articles
Project presents robot prototype for warehouse maintenance work
The SecondHands project is presenting the first prototype of its collaborative robot (cobot) which will act as the main platform for testing and developing new technologies related to the maintenance and repair of automation equipment in Ocado’s highly automated warehouses.
Robotic system can pick and pack your groceries
The technology division of what is supposedly the world's largest online-only supermarket, Ocado, has revealed a new robotic system capable of picking a wide range of grocery products from the 50,000 different items available on Ocado.com. The new system uses a proprietary computer vision system designed by the Ocado Technology robotics research team to calculate grasping points for a given item without requiring a 3D model of the object to be pi...
‘Soft’ robot hand can pick and pack fruit
Unless you have been living under a rock for the last decade, it is becoming apparent that robotic technology is getting more and more intelligent. Robots can already choose the ripest tomato and perform precision injections. However, they are not renowned for their delicate nature. Now, online grocer Ocado is testing a ‘soft’ robot hand that can pick fruit without damaging it.
Educational game gets a Christmas makeover
Used by over 1,400 schools and more than 70,000 individual users worldwide, Rapid Router is a free, open source game developed by Ocado Technology and ICT teachers that helps 5-16 year old pupils understand programming basics and introduces them to the Python programming language.