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Robotics and Automation in the Food Industry by D Caldwell

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Robotics and automation in the poultry industry: current technology and future trends

G. McMurray,     Georgia Tech Research Institute, USA

Abstract:

This chapter discusses the current and future state of robotics and automation to enable a more efficient poultry processing facility. The chapter begins with a discussion of the unique challenges to automating poultry processing as compared to automobile or electronics manufacturing. The chapter then discusses the current production process with a focus on available solutions as well as prototype systems developed in academic labs. Finally, the chapter ends with a look into the future to see how robotics and automation can help maximize yield and improve food safety while minimizing labor ...

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