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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 […]

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 […]

Ocado Technology and the GATEway Project organise UK’s first driverless grocery delivery

Ocado Technology and the GATEway Project organise UK’s first driverless grocery delivery

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Ocado Technology has concluded a very successful driverless grocery delivery trial in partnership with the GATEway Project, an £8 million research project led by TRL in collaboration with Oxbotica (the spin-out company from the Oxford Robotics Institute), Digital Greenwich, Telefonica and others. Over the past two weeks, the electric self-driving van, called CargoPod, has been hitting […]

Solving the challenges of robotic picking

Solving the challenges of robotic picking

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The e-commerce market has been the growth engine of the retail environment, experiencing a 15% increase for grocery sales in 2015. One of the major challenges facing retailers is the ability to keep up with the fast growing demand coming from the online channels. This creates additional pressure on retail warehouses to find more qualified […]

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 […]

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