November 28, 2017      

Ocado Technology, the research division of online grocer Ocado Group Ltd., is no stranger to robotic grippers and grasping techniques. Ocado has been working with European partners to develop soft manipulators, including SoMa, to help fulfill orders in its e-commerce fulfillment centers.

One of Ocado's main goals is to develop a robot that can reliably pick the 50,000 items it offers and help fulfill an average of 260,000 orders per week. While it is making "significant progress" on SoMa, Ocado...

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