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In addition to the direct assistance provided to food manufacturers, the Autonomous Systems and Advanced Robotics Research Centre has also undertaken significant fundamental research in the area of automation for the food industry. The Centre had several patents and has published extensively in high impact academic journals on novel automation and grippers for the food industry, safe human-robot interaction and predictive maintenance for food manufacturing production lines.

Selected publications

End Effector Development for Automated Sandwich Assembly. Journal of the Institute of Measurement and Control, Vol 40, No 7, 2007.

Automation in Food Processing. Chapter 60. Springer Handbook of Automation. 2009.

Automation for Value Added Prepared Vegetables – The Brussels Sprout. Journal Trends in Food Science and Technology. Vol. 21, No.3, March 2010.

A Bernoulli principle gripper for handling of planar and 3D (food) products. Industrial Robot: An International Journal, Vol. 37 Issue: 6. 2010.

Design of a magnetorheological robot gripper for handling of delicate food products with varying shapes. Journal of Food Engineering, Vol 98, Issue 3. June 2010.  

A new design approach of robotic gripper for reducing operating cost for handling food product.   2010 IEEE 9th International Conference on Cybernetic Intelligent Systems. Sept. 2010.

A hygienically designed force gripper for flexible handling of variable and easily damaged natural food products. Journal Innovative Food Science and Emerging Technologies. Vol. 12, No 3. July 2011.

Robotics in the food industry: an introduction. Robotics and automation in the food industry: Current and future technologies. Woodhead Publishing Series in Food Science, Technology and Nutrition. 2012

High-Performing Adaptive Grasp for a Robotic Gripper Using STSMC. International Conference on Robotics and Automation. Singapore, May 2017.