Ocado has designed a robot prototype to help maintain warehouse bots
Ocado has designed a robot prototype to help maintain warehouse bots. Some times it becomes a lot confusing when thinking about the future of this technologically advanced world that pays more attention to robots than their kins, and the only though comes to end my thoughts is some day robots would be giving birth to their children robots and they would be doing researches to create human beings. Though fifty percent fictious but not the waste is final thought of mine.
Why I am saying that is just because I have witnessed the robots having citizen ship in a country, robots able to orgasm to get pregnant many others like that, here is a fresh example to justify my point, is a prototype bot that has been designed to help human technicians in warehouses.
Yes, UK online supermarket Ocado is on seeking to automate its business as much as possible. Ocado is experimenting with technology from flexible robot hands –for packing soft fruit– to self-driving vehicles for delivery. Its latest robotic addition to the team is a prototype robot that has been designed to assist human technicians in warehouses.
The ARMAR-6 robot is being developed by Ocado with assistance from a number of universities, including EPFL of Switzerland and the UK’s UCL. The work is reportedly, part of an EU-funded project for the development of collaborative robots (or co-bots) that can work safely alongside humans.
The ARMAR-6 comes with a humanoid torso, head, and arms. It can move about on a wheeled base. It could also use cameras to locate and grasp objects, which it can pass to human engineers that have been working in Ocado’s warehouses.
The company does use trolley bots, robot scanners, & more to shift produce around its facilities in the UK, and is now attempting to export its technology to other retailers. In 2017, it did land a significant deal to outfit warehouses for French supermarket operator Group Casino.
However, the ARMAR-6 still has a long way to go before it is ready for the workplace. Its movements are though slow and hesitant, and its actions are needed to be planned out in advance.
While speaking to Wired UK, Ocado’s robot research chief Graham Deacon did describe one task in which ARMAR-6 had to find a spray bottle and to pass it to a technician. “At the moment, this is a well prescribed sequence,”.
His ultimate aim is for the robot to be able to recognize where in a maintenance task the technician is. He also aims a robot should understand from its behavioral repertoire what will be better for it to do to assist the technician. Though for now, humans are still very much required.