Ocado leads research to create the robotic warehouse assistant of the future

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By Chloe Rigby

Online grocer Ocado [IRDX ROCA] announced today that it is leading work on a project to build an autonomous humanoid robot that will help staff its distribution centres in the future.

Work to build the robot starts today in an EU-wide initiative led by Ocado Technology, the technology arm of the Ocado ecommerce grocery business, and four leading European research institutions.