Scientists have clinched funding from a €3 million pot to develop cognitive robots for flexible agro-food technology, which could make a real difference in the poultry meat sector. The project is designed to resolve the issue of large variations in shape, size and softness of agro-food products and different environmental conditions. Eldert van Henten, head of the programme at Wageningen University and Research, said: “Food production has to be as hygienic, efficient and sustainable as possible. Moreover, fewer people are willing to do boring and heavy work in warm, humid greenhouses or cooled processing facilities in which products such as chicken are processed. Robots can provide a solution, as they never tire and function well at low temperatures.” Click here to read the full article. – Poultry World