Innovative and Flexible Food Processing
Technology in Norway
This project is granted by the Norwegian Government.
The food industry in Norway prioritizes flexible robotic automation as means to be able to cope with the high biological variation in food raw material and to maximize the raw material utilization. Therefore, expectations towards such solutions are high since it is expected that flexible robotic automation will be able to increase profitability for the food industry in their production operations.
The research focus to develop flexible automation solutions for the food industry is to develop new and effective methods that will be able to substitute human based manual operations by developing solutions that integrate artificial eye (camera), brain (deep learning), and hand (robot arm).
Its main objective is to develop novel concepts and methods for flexible and sustainable food processing in Norway. In the scope of this project, the Rainbow group is involved for visual tracking and visual servoing of generic and potentially deformable objects.