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Robots and new technology in the Japanese food industry

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Submitted by Elsewhere on 2021-Jan-14 Thu 07:30
2021-Jan-14 Thu 07:30
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The National Agriculture and Food Research Organization (NARO) and other bodies have jointly developed the prototype of a robot that automatically harvests apples, pears, and other fruits. This robot is capable of identifying fruits using technology based on deep learning. In the case of Japanese pears,…

Fruit harvesting robot to be employed in Japan

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Submitted by Elsewhere on 2021-Jan-08 Fri 08:45
2021-Jan-08 Fri 08:45
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A conglomeration of parties, including Japan's National Agriculture and Food Research Organization (NARO), has developed a prototype of a robot that automatically harvests fruit including apples and pears. The group is aiming to commercialize the product in two years. Shinnosuke Kusaba, head of NARO's…

Harvesting strawberries every day of the year in LED greenhouse

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Submitted by Elsewhere on 2021-Jan-04 Mon 13:30
2021-Jan-04 Mon 13:30
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This year, Dutch Berries invested in the build of four hectares of greenhouse with full LED lighting. With that, the large strawberry grower from Zuilichem, Netherlands is able to produce large volumes of a fresh, new species for the market. By growing an increasing amount of varieties as well, year…

Japan: Ultraviolet ray machine to prevent mikan from rotting

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Submitted by Elsewhere on 2020-Dec-18 Fri 11:15
2020-Dec-18 Fri 11:15
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A Japanese research institute has developed a machine that uses ultraviolet rays to protect mikan -satsuma- against rotting. Researchers at the Saika Technological Institute Foundation, which produces food quality inspection equipment and devices, and other parties, including the Shizuoka prefectural…

"A ripening stimulant inside the box is the best companion for late-ripening Chinese fruit"

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Submitted by Elsewhere on 2020-Dec-08 Tue 13:30
2020-Dec-08 Tue 13:30
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The outbreak of Covid-19 has had and still has an important impact on the international market. Fruit and vegetable companies are struggling with the obstacles created by this pandemic. Distribution in particular has become much more difficult this year. Market supply chains are slower and less reliable,…

Australian fruit pickers face ‘outrageous’ exploitation

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Submitted by Elsewhere on 2020-Dec-04 Fri 13:30
2020-Dec-04 Fri 13:30
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With backpackers and those on working holiday visas failed to turn up this year, mostly due to the pandemic, in effect so did a large part of Australia’s seasonal workforce. Lacking as many as 30,000 workers this season, some farmers may have little choice but to walk away from millions of dollars-worth…

📺 Fruit-picking robot might cover Goulburn Valley seasonal worker gap

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Submitted by Elsewhere on 2020-Nov-30 Mon 11:14
2020-Nov-30 Mon 11:14
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Robot fruit picker ‘Clive’ will be working on two Goulburn Valley properties to see if it is a commercially viable alternative to human labour. The machine was built by Australian company Ripe Robotics. It will be put to the test in the orchards of Turnbull Brothers and HV McNab and Son, near Shepparton,…

Picking robots address agricultural labor shortages

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Submitted by Elsewhere on 2020-Nov-12 Thu 13:16
2020-Nov-12 Thu 13:16
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Around the world, growers have always found innovative ways to work smarter. Although processes and inputs can be stretch to the limit to maximize profits, human labor cannot, and it is becoming a devastating problem. The increasing worker shortage continues to make it difficult for farmers to get the…

Neupeak Robotics autonomous fruit picker awarded $100K for BC Fast Pilot Project

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Submitted by Elsewhere on 2020-Oct-12 Mon 12:25
2020-Oct-12 Mon 12:25
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Neupeak Robotics have secured $100,000 through the National Research Council and Innovate BC’s Fast Pilot Program. The BC Fast Pilot program allows BC technology companies to demonstrate the impact of their product, measure the value of their solution, and encourage customer adoption through the…

Bosch UK to work with Fieldwork Robotics to optimise robot crop harvesting technology

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Submitted by Elsewhere on 2020-Jul-06 Mon 09:38
2020-Jul-06 Mon 09:38
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Frontier IP, a specialist in commercialising intellectual property, today announces that Robert Bosch Limited ("Bosch") has entered into an agreement to work with portfolio company Fieldwork Robotics ("Fieldwork" or the "Company") to accelerate the development of its novel robot technology to harvest…