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Research Project: New Sustainable Processing Technologies to Produce Healthy, Value-Added Foods from Specialty Crops

Location: Healthy Processed Foods Research

Title: Robotics on the rise in the food industry

item McHugh, Tara

Submitted to: Food Technology
Publication Type: Review Article
Publication Acceptance Date: 9/16/2017
Publication Date: 10/1/2017
Citation: McHugh, T.H. 2017. Robotics on the rise in the food industry. Food Technology. 71(10):75-77.

Interpretive Summary: This month's Food Processing column will explore the use of robotics in food processing. Current usage will be reviewed, and benefits and risks will be considered.

Technical Abstract: Robots provide a wide range of opportunities to improve food processing operations; however, as with all new technologies, their implementation must be well thought out in order to avoid potential risks. Current usage of robotics in the food industry is reviewed in this column and benefits and risks are considered.