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Transforming Retail with Robotic Item Manipulation: Insights from Guy Walker, Head of Product – Robotic Manipulation at Ocado Technology

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In this episode of the podcast, we sit down with Guy Walker, the Head of Product for Robotic Manipulation at Ocado Technology. Guy is an expert in the field of robotics and automation and specialises in picking and packing robots. He shares his insights on the unique challenges his teams are solving and the transformative potential of this technology.

Creating a robot that is capable of picking over 50,000 different possible grocery products without prior knowledge of what they are about to pick is no small feat. We explore how robotics systems are trained through observation of human actions and learn to control different forces and interact with their environment to complete tasks. Guy shares the challenges and opportunities that come with developing these types of systems, and how Ocado Technology is leading the way in this space.

Join us for this insightful conversation around the cutting-edge of automation technology. This episode is a must-listen for anyone interested in robotics, technology, innovation, and the future of retail. A huge thank you to Ocado Technology for hosting us in their beautiful offices for the day!