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Subject Area: Mechanical & Materials Engineering
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|Title:||Robots at FOOMA Japan: a food machinery and technology exhibition|
|Author(s):||Yoshihiro Kusuda, (Kusuda international, Tokyo, Japan)|
|Citation:||Yoshihiro Kusuda, (2011) "Robots at FOOMA Japan: a food machinery and technology exhibition", Industrial Robot: An International Journal, Vol. 38 Iss: 6, pp.572 - 576|
|Keywords:||Food industry, Japan, Materials handling, Robotics, Trade fairs|
|Article type:||Research paper|
|DOI:||10.1108/01439911111179084 (Permanent URL)|
|Publisher:||Emerald Group Publishing Limited|
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.
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