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Ocado Group, UK

General description

Ocado Group is a UK-based technology company providing end-to-end online grocery ecommerce, fulfilment and logistics solutions to some of the world’s largest grocery retailers. For over 20 years Ocado has been transforming online grocery through cutting-edge tech innovation.

Today, a 2,500 strong team of technologists in 12 development centres across 8 countries are developing industry-leading capabilities across both software and hardware engineering – in automation, robotics, artificial intelligence, machine learning, data science and more.

Expertise related to the project

Ocado Group and its consortium partners within the Horizon 2020 SoMa (SOft MAnipulation) project achieved significant breakthroughs in developing state-of-the-art robotic manipulation capabilities for industry. The SoMa consortium achieved a paradigm shift in soft manipulation approach by using soft hands that can easily adapt to the shape of the object, and leverage the physical constraints of the environment as opportunities to guide manipulation. We will leverage our expertise into INTELLIMAN and continue to advance the related research in collaboration with the consortium partners.