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Ocado Technology sponsors IC Hack 18

Ocado Technology sponsors IC Hack 18

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Last week we attended IC Hack 18, the 24-hour hackathon hosted annually by Imperial College in London. The event has now been running for seven consecutive years and this year was more in demand than ever, with tickets selling out in just six seconds! As gold sponsors of the event, we asked our most talented […]

A glimpse of the Welwyn Regional VEX competition at Stanborough School

A glimpse of the Welwyn Regional VEX competition at Stanborough School

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This month we attended the robot extravaganza that was the Welwyn Regional VEX competition. In our capacity as both sponsors and judges, Alex Harvey (head of robotic and autonomous systems) and Clifton Hoyle (automation controls software engineer) spent the day at the event hosted by Stanborough School (more info on our blog). The day was […]

VEX robot wars: Ocado Technology sponsors Shark Robotics

VEX robot wars: Ocado Technology sponsors Shark Robotics

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We are happy to announce that we will be sponsoring both the junior and senior Shark Robotics teams at Stanborough School, a secondary school only a stone’s throw away from our Hatfield head office. Shark Robotics was founded in 2008 to offer students an extracurricular activity of a different kind, in addition to the sports […]

24 hours later: Ocado Technology reports from the GreatUniHack

24 hours later: Ocado Technology reports from the GreatUniHack

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For many cutting edge technology companies looking for fresh talent, hackathons are a great place to get an insight into what the future of the industry holds. The GreatUniHack is a large scale, 24-hour  event hosted and organised annually by HackSoc, a group of computer science enthusiasts from the University of Manchester. As sponsors of […]

Experimenting with robots for grocery picking and packing

Experimenting with robots for grocery picking and packing

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Ocado Technology often hits the news under headlines of innovation in the field of AI and robotics. Over the past couple of years, we’ve announced our involvement in several high-profile research projects, including the SoMa soft manipulation system and the SecondHands technician cobot. This is because our robotics research team faces a remarkable challenge: to […]

Using goods-to-person fulfilment for grocery picking

Using goods-to-person fulfilment for grocery picking

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At Ocado, we often buck the norm. We have a habit of testing limits, and not only thinking outside the box, but not bothering with the box in the first place. This is exhibited in our use of automation and robotics, our highly advanced routing system and our general reputation as a disruptive technology company. […]

The good, the bad and the ugly: how the press reports on AI

The good, the bad and the ugly: how the press reports on AI

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Artificial intelligence is no stranger to the sensationalist headline. It’s one of the hot topics that seems to suffer dramatic and often misguided press coverage on a daily basis. Within the mess of doom and gloom and apocalyptic predictions, there is the odd glimmer of hope and opportunity, but it is infrequent at best, non-existent […]

Webinar: automating mobile app testing

Webinar: automating mobile app testing

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Welcome to the Ocado Technology Webinars, where you can hear from the people building the ground-breaking, game-changing technology that powers Ocado, the world’s largest online-only grocery retailer. In this webinar Andrew Lord, mobile development team leader at Ocado Technology, discusses the build pipeline and testing approaches we use when developing the Android and iOS shopping […]

Head in the cloud?

Head in the cloud?

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How cloud services are bringing a new age of accessible technology. The cloud has rapidly evolved in recent years and in turn has been adopted en masse by businesses, individuals and governmental bodies alike. When Amazon developed one of the very first cloud platforms in 2006, few would have believed the idea would have taken […]

Ocado Recipes tvOS app is launched

Ocado Recipes tvOS app is launched

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The pioneering meal app running on tvOS When Apple announced the launch of tvOS to coincide with the release of the eagerly anticipated 4th generation Apple TV, they approached Ocado Technology to find out whether we could design one of the first apps available for the new operating system. Always ready for a challenge, our […]

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