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Well, here’s some ‘news’ from the Daily Mail

Ocado’s got some snazzy new robots to herald the future of online grocery shopping

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-8684567/Ocado-customers-furious-food-deliveries-cancelled-HOURS-slot-surge-demand.html

Ok, apart from the obvious issue with it being a thinly disguised advert the lack of journalistic integrity goes somewhat further.

The main issue being the actual non-existence of the robots featured.

https://www.andoveradvertiser.co.uk/news/18266971.andover-ocado-fire-plans-approved-new-site-town/
 

Yes, it did in fact burn down entirely after one of the robots, who ever so efficiently whizz about the warehouse, caught fire and ever so efficiently, along with its colleagues, spread the fire around the whole warehouse which burnt to the ground. You’ll remember this newsworthy episode being all over the news as the brave new world came off its rails neatly highlighting some inherent flaws in automation - except you won’t because it wasn’t all over the news. I’m pretty sure Ocado took a £100m hit as there was no insurance, or they wouldn’t pay up but no matter, as with so many other prominent businesses that have a regular walk on part slot in the news soap opera, revenues exceeding costs as a method of operating a supposed business is so last century.

 

 

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31 minutes ago, SNACR said:

Well, here’s some ‘news’ from the Daily Mail

Ocado’s got some snazzy new robots to herald the future of online grocery shopping

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-8684567/Ocado-customers-furious-food-deliveries-cancelled-HOURS-slot-surge-demand.html

Ok, apart from the obvious issue with it being a thinly disguised advert the lack of journalistic integrity goes somewhat further.

The main issue being the actual non-existence of the robots featured.

https://www.andoveradvertiser.co.uk/news/18266971.andover-ocado-fire-plans-approved-new-site-town/
 

Yes, it did in fact burn down entirely after one of the robots, who ever so efficiently whizz about the warehouse, caught fire and ever so efficiently, along with its colleagues, spread the fire around the whole warehouse which burnt to the ground. You’ll remember this newsworthy episode being all over the news as the brave new world came off its rails neatly highlighting some inherent flaws in automation - except you won’t because it wasn’t all over the news. I’m pretty sure Ocado took a £100m hit as there was no insurance, or they wouldn’t pay up but no matter, as with so many other prominent businesses that have a regular walk on part slot in the news soap opera, revenues exceeding costs as a method of operating a supposed business is so last century.

 

 

Robot envy SNACR?

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50 minutes ago, SNACR said:

Well, here’s some ‘news’ from the Daily Mail

Ocado’s got some snazzy new robots to herald the future of online grocery shopping

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-8684567/Ocado-customers-furious-food-deliveries-cancelled-HOURS-slot-surge-demand.html

Ok, apart from the obvious issue with it being a thinly disguised advert the lack of journalistic integrity goes somewhat further.

The main issue being the actual non-existence of the robots featured.

https://www.andoveradvertiser.co.uk/news/18266971.andover-ocado-fire-plans-approved-new-site-town/
 

Yes, it did in fact burn down entirely after one of the robots, who ever so efficiently whizz about the warehouse, caught fire and ever so efficiently, along with its colleagues, spread the fire around the whole warehouse which burnt to the ground. You’ll remember this newsworthy episode being all over the news as the brave new world came off its rails neatly highlighting some inherent flaws in automation - except you won’t because it wasn’t all over the news. I’m pretty sure Ocado took a £100m hit as there was no insurance, or they wouldn’t pay up but no matter, as with so many other prominent businesses that have a regular walk on part slot in the news soap opera, revenues exceeding costs as a method of operating a supposed business is so last century.

My Dad once sued the Daily Mail over a story they fabricated out of whole cloth about a company he was on the board of. They issued a full retraction and paid some token damages well before it ever went to court. Oddly enough he still buys it and believes the stories in it. Funny old world.

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3 minutes ago, spunko said:

I don't understand how your second link disproves the existence of the robots.

They all burnt after setting fire to, and completely incinerating, the warehouse in Andover last year. There are no robots left and there are serious question marks over their safety going forward . You can see from the NASA robot fire video that lithium-ion battery fires are very difficult to put out with traditional fire suppression systems.

Ocado did taunt the gods of irony though with an ‘award winning’ sprinkler system:

‘It’s also interesting that Ocado won a ‘Highly Protected Risk Award’ from FM Global for the extensive sprinkler system they installed in the Andover facility in 2018.

The HPR award states that a building meets the highest possible industry standards for property protection against fire. It’s not known how the sprinklers were positioned in the warehouse or if they were affected by air movements.’

 

 

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