Both AutoStore and Ocado operate automated storage and retrieval systems (ASRS) that operate on similar principles.
Ocado Group signs deal with Lotte Shopping to expand into Korea
The deal will enable Lotte to deploy Ocado automated storage and retrieval solution in Korea, to help automate fulfillment workflows for the company.
Ocado Group acquires robotics startup Myrmex for $11M
Myrmex acquisition could enable faster rollout of AFL across Ocado Group’s global CFC footprint, as well as open up new opportunities for the development of bespoke automation solutions for the Ocado Smart Platform.
AutoStore loses ASRS patent fight against Ocado
A U.S. ITC judge also rejected AutoStore’s request to ban Ocado, and its partners, from making and selling the products involved and from importing them into the U.S.
Robotics investments recap: November 2020
While investment in robotics and automation continued apace in November 2020, the total amount was about half of what it was in the same month a year ago.
Ocado acquires Haddington Dynamics, Kindred for $287M
Ocado, a leading British online supermarket, has acquired two U.S.-based robotics companies for $287 million in hopes of making its warehouses more efficient. Ocado purchased San Francisco-based Kindred Systems, which specializes in robotic piece-picking, for about $262 million and Las Vegas-based Haddington Dynamics, a developer of low-cost robotic arms, for about $25 million. The acquisitions…
AutoStore sues Ocado over AS/RS development
AutoStore alleges its AS/RS system and robots are the foundation on which Ocado’s Smart Platform was built.
SecondHands consortium announces progress in proactive humanoid robot
The SecondHands consortium said it has completed development of the ARMAR-6 humanoid robot, which includes advances in machine learning, natural language processing, and robotic manipulation.
Robotics investments recap: December 2019
Online grocer Ocado, robotic satellite tender firm MDA, and autonomous shuttle startup May Mobility raised the most money in December 2019.