Andrea Paoli, Head of Food Manufacturing, Robotics and Automation at the National Centre for Food Manufacturing, University of Lincoln, explores how a systematic use of automation and robotic systems could facilitate a major advancement in food manufacturing efficiency during times of unsustainable economic pressures.
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Academics have prepared a report for industry stakeholders that identifies the next steps for the uptake of digital technologies across the food manufacturing supply chain and examines current business successes.
A joint university-food industry project has set out to tackle the costly and labour-intensive area of raw material handling, weighing and preparation through automation and robotics.
University of Lincoln develops new 3D technology which tells farmers when crops are ripe for harvesting
10 June 2015 | By Victoria White
A project involving 3D camera technology being developed at the University of Lincoln could result in a fully automatic robotic broccoli harvesting system...