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Robots at FOOMA Japan: a food machinery and technology exhibition

Yoshihiro Kusuda (Kusuda international, Tokyo, Japan)

Industrial Robot

ISSN: 0143-991x

Article publication date: 18 October 2011

Abstract

Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to review new robots and applications in the food‐related industry through the exhibits at the Food Machinery and Technology Exhibition, Japan.

Design/methodology/approach

The paper is based on interviews, exhibitions and press releases.

Findings

The paper finds new commercial applications of robotics are emerging, notably in handling viscoelastic materials and the fast pick‐and‐place handling through parallel‐link robots.

Originality/value

This paper provides an overview of the latest robotic applications in the Japanese food industry.

Keywords

Citation

Kusuda, Y. (2011), "Robots at FOOMA Japan: a food machinery and technology exhibition", Industrial Robot, Vol. 38 No. 6, pp. 572-576. https://doi.org/10.1108/01439911111179084

Publisher

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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