automation

Agriculture robotics event coming to Fresno in 2022

FIRA USA, an agriculture robotics event, is coming to Fresno, California, in October 2022. The event is designed to bring together specialty crop g... continue reading »

AI used to speed up detection of cyclospora in CPS project

Scott Lenaghan, Ph.D., with the University of Tennessee, is enlisting artificial intelligence and machine learning to speed detection of Cyclospora ca... continue reading »

Hartnell, Festo Didactic partner on move to improve skilled labor availability

New technology in agriculture is reshaping the future of farming. The transformation of the agricultural sector, in what is also becoming a highly aut... continue reading »

Automation, company culture ways to help mitigate labor challenges

Running a food business during a global pandemic is nothing short of challenging. It’s led to unprecedented change in terms of consumer demand, and ... continue reading »

Wyzo the sidebot to be introduced at PACK EXPO Las Vegas

Wyzo, the world’s first direct-drive pick-and-place sidebot, will be showcased to the U.S. market for the first time at PACK EXPO Las Vegas. From... continue reading »

New robotic technology appeals to Australian apple industry

A Monash University research team has developed a robot capable of identifying, picking and depositing apples in as little as seven seconds. A rese... continue reading »

Smarter software advances robotic palletizing capabilities

The continual expansion in the number of SKUs and packaging variations in the food and beverage sectors, combined with the growing need to deliver pal... continue reading »

Artificial intelligence (AI) focus of seven new USDA-NIFA institutes

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture and the National Science Foundation announced they are establishing ... continue reading »

Automation, flexibility trending in end-of-processing-line packaging

Increasing customer demands coupled with the need for automation and labor reduction make end-of-line packaging a key area for food producers. We r... continue reading »

Rocketfarm creates app to assist with machine-to-machine communication

The market leading producer of collaborative robots, Universal Robots, is now supporting the OPC UA standard to their robots. Norwegian software co... continue reading »