March 17, 2016      

The speed of e-commerce has put demands on warehousing and logistics providers for ever-faster order fulfillment, particularly where perishables are concerned. Industrial automation is especially attractive for repetitive tasks and in the face of labor shortages.

Last month, online grocer Ocado Group Ltd. and Cambridge Consultants Ltd. announced that they had devised a way to control as many as 1,000 robots at a time in Ocado's warehouses.

Ocado ships more than 2 million items daily to custome...

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