Nov 13, 2020

Robots to take on more supermarket tasks

Ocado sell its system to supermarkets all over the world, but those customers are demanding ever greater efficiency, so training robots to pack the bags would make economic sense. Ocado is paying $262m for Kindred Systems, a San Francisco-based firm that makes a robotic sorting systems. So over the next year Ocado will be training the artificial intelligence used by Kindred, on grocery products. CASEY WIESEL. Mr Matthew is less forthcoming about the way Ocado plans to use technology from Haddington Dynamics, the maker of lightweight robotic arms, which can move very precisely. Haddington's robotic arms are highly sensitive, so Ocado is researching how they might be integrated into the warehouse system.

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