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.
The paper is based on interviews, exhibitions and press releases.
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.
This paper provides an overview of the latest robotic applications in the Japanese food industry.
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