Artificial Intelligence

Ocado might be building the world’s most exciting robot

  • The robot will be completely autonomous and should be able to help with everything from fetching tools to holding objects and even assisting with cleaning and engineering tasks.
  • SecondHands will use 3D vision to see both depth and colour, with artificial intelligence allowing it to learn by example and respond to its surroundings. Once trained in a series of basic tasks the robot should be able to increase its own intelligence and act independently. SecondHands will also be able to understand natural speech, allowing it to respond to voice commands.
  • The robot will eventually be put to work alongside engineers at Ocado’s vast logistics factories in the UK, which handle more than 167,000 orders per week. The first SecondHands prototype will be operational at an Ocado testing facility in 18 months time and it is hoped the final version will be assisting engineers in factories in 2020.

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