Robotics and automation in the poultry industry: current technology and future trends
G. McMurray, Georgia Tech Research Institute, USA
This chapter discusses the current and future state of robotics and automation to enable a more efficient poultry processing facility. The chapter begins with a discussion of the unique challenges to automating poultry processing as compared to automobile or electronics manufacturing. The chapter then discusses the current production process with a focus on available solutions as well as prototype systems developed in academic labs. Finally, the chapter ends with a look into the future to see how robotics and automation can help maximize yield and improve food safety while minimizing labor ...