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Ocado uses latest robotics technology from TUB for SoMa project

Ocado uses latest robotics technology from TUB for SoMa project

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Ocado, the world’s largest online-only supermarket, has been evaluating the feasibility of robotic picking and packing of shopping orders in its highly-automated warehouses through the SoMa project, a Horizon 2020 framework programme for research and innovation funded by the European Union. SoMa is a collaborative research project between the Technische Universität Berlin (TUB), Università di […]

‘Has the robot uprising begun?’ Stuff Innovators panel discussion

‘Has the robot uprising begun?’ Stuff Innovators panel discussion

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Earlier this month I took part in a panel discussion on robotics at Stuff Innovators 2015. I shared the stage with Patrick Levy Rosenthal CEO of EmoShape, they produce a microchip for robots aimed at producing emotional responses, and Nicolas Boudot from Aldebaran, the company that developed a companion robot called Pepper (seen in the […]

Why you should work in… Algorithm Development

Why you should work in… Algorithm Development

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My team researches, implements and analyses new automation mechanisms. We sit within the Simulation and Visualisation area and our focus is mainly on the company’s huge CFCs (Customer Fulfilment Centres – warehouses). Essentially, we create simulations that we then use as sandboxes to test out different control algorithms. This could be anything from really innovative […]

Why you should work in… Simulation Research

Why you should work in… Simulation Research

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My team builds simulations of physical systems. Our work falls into 3 categories: experimental, tactical, and operational. At the experimental end, we build simulations and design tools for new technologies and warehouse layouts, along with prototype control algorithms. Tactically, we try out proposed changes to our warehouse topologies in silico and perform ROI analysis. We […]

SecondHands – developing the world’s most advanced collaborative robots

SecondHands – developing the world’s most advanced collaborative robots

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Recently we kicked off an exciting project to develop an autonomous humanoid robot. It will use artificial intelligence, machine learning and advanced vision systems to understand what human workers want, in order to offer assistance. For example, it will be able to hand tools to maintenance technicians, and manipulate objects like ladders, pneumatic cylinders and […]

Soft robotics – what I’ve learnt about the revolution

Soft robotics – what I’ve learnt about the revolution

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I’m very excited about a new wave of robot development known as soft robotics (technical name: variable stiffness actuators), so when I saw there was a training course happening in Rome in February, I knew I had to go. Actuators, or motors, are the muscles of the robot – the mechanical parts that create movement. […]

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