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Infrasonic
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Robot wars

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Postby Infrasonic » July 20th, 2021, 11:45 am

https://www.engadget.com/ocado-robot-co ... 27027.html

Robots are credited with boosting efficiency in some industrial use cases. But, as a major UK grocery service just found out, that doesn't mean they're not accident-prone like humans. Ocado — which competes with Amazon Fresh — has been forced to cancel orders for some customers after a robot collision sparked a fire at its warehouse in south-east London. The incident appeared to involve three bots on the grid and led to the evacuation of its Erith customer fulfilment center, the company said.

Ocado revealed that the fire triggered the site's sprinkler system, but was contained by its mitigation measures. Nonetheless, the London Fire Brigade was called to the scene to deal with the blaze, the company added. In all, Ocado said the damage was limited to just 1 percent of its grid, adding that it would take a week for the facility to resume operations.
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Nice business in aftermarket robot fire suppression systems there for any takers... :)

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Re: Robot wars

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Postby servodude » July 21st, 2021, 1:01 am

Infrasonic wrote:https://www.engadget.com/ocado-robot-collision-fire-114027027.html

Robots are credited with boosting efficiency in some industrial use cases. But, as a major UK grocery service just found out, that doesn't mean they're not accident-prone like humans. Ocado — which competes with Amazon Fresh — has been forced to cancel orders for some customers after a robot collision sparked a fire at its warehouse in south-east London. The incident appeared to involve three bots on the grid and led to the evacuation of its Erith customer fulfilment center, the company said.

Ocado revealed that the fire triggered the site's sprinkler system, but was contained by its mitigation measures. Nonetheless, the London Fire Brigade was called to the scene to deal with the blaze, the company added. In all, Ocado said the damage was limited to just 1 percent of its grid, adding that it would take a week for the facility to resume operations.
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Nice business in aftermarket robot fire suppression systems there for any takers... :)


It's nice to hear they are allowed smoke breaks like their human colleagues ;)

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Re: Robot wars

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Postby Midsmartin » July 21st, 2021, 9:23 am

If you're wondering what these robots look like and how they work, find out here on YouTube:

https://youtu.be/ssZ_8cqfBlE


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