The face of the grocery business is about to change. In coming years, robots will be coordinating to get grocery orders together fast. The robots are programmed to travel at four meters per second and locate required product within the ambient and chilled sections before making a use of a hook for grabbing its crate and delivering it to a human worker for its box packaging. This, as described by The Sun, is the Ocado, the online grocery leader, way of delivering state-of-art technology to run operations.
Parmy Olson of Forbes wrote about Ocado last year and called it “the biggest online-only grocery chain across the world.” She said that Ocado had been one of the main reasons why consumers in the U.K. buy more of their groceries online than their counterparts in any other economy besides South Korea. Ocado is an online-only supermarket, which is making news due to its vastly automated warehouse design that features robots with swarm behaviors. These robots enhance the pick-and-pack experience as a quick and efficient operation.
According to a report by Reuters, “the most advanced system for online grocery across the world is Andover, powered by its own hardware and software, says Ocado.” “While improving its own profitability, it also acts as a store window for potential customers.” Delivering food to customers is a potent topic for discussion for supermarket planners and various players have turned to Ocado. The report has mentioned several European and in Canadian participants, which are keen to leverage the technology in an extremely automated warehouse setting.