Event details

Date:

30 April 2019

Time:

17:30–19:00

Contact:

The Events Team
events@herts.ac.uk

+44 (0)1707 284121

Admission:

Free

Venue:

A154, College Lane

Enquire Book now Add to Calendar https://www.herts.ac.uk/about-us/events/2019/april/engineering-prestige-lecture Engineering Prestige Lecture: The Next Generation of Disruptive Robotics and AI/ML at Ocado Alex is a General Manager for Warehouse Automation at Ocado Technology, overseeing the research, development and support of the pioneering software and systems that power the Ocado Smart Platform (OSP). With over 10 years of experience in leading advanced robotics, machine learning, and simulation teams, Alex played a significant role in developing OSP’s proprietary automation warehouse and cutting-edge IP.Recent career highlights include the successful award of two EU Commission funded robotics research projects, working with several high-profile European universities. He is a leading AI and robotics expert and his insights have been reported in leading media outlets, such as QCon London, Wired, and the BBC. Before joining Ocado in 2010, Alex developed real-time safety monitoring systems for clients such as the Royal Navy. Alex began his career in the aerospace industry, having studied mechanical engineering and computer science at Edinburgh University.Registration is from 17:30, for a 18:00 lecture start.There will be tea and coffee during registration and a light buffet supper after. 2019-04-30 17:30 2019-04-30-19:00 36 A154, College Lane Uni of Herts events@herts.ac.uk YYYY MM DD 17:30

Exploring the next generation of robotic systems and how the robots and AI/ML we develop for Ocado warehouses will likely be helping the elderly and having much wider societal benefit.

Alex is a General Manager for Warehouse Automation at Ocado Technology, overseeing the research, development and support of the pioneering software and systems that power the Ocado Smart Platform (OSP). With over 10 years of experience in leading advanced robotics, machine learning, and simulation teams, Alex played a significant role in developing OSP’s proprietary automation warehouse and cutting-edge IP.

Recent career highlights include the successful award of two EU Commission funded robotics research projects, working with several high-profile European universities. He is a leading AI and robotics expert and his insights have been reported in leading media outlets, such as QCon London, Wired, and the BBC. Before joining Ocado in 2010, Alex developed real-time safety monitoring systems for clients such as the Royal Navy. Alex began his career in the aerospace industry, having studied mechanical engineering and computer science at Edinburgh University.

Registration is from 17:30, for a 18:00 lecture start.

There will be tea and coffee during registration and a light buffet supper after.