Soft Robotics Inc. launched SoftAI Solutions, which incorporates proprietary 3D vision, artificial intelligence software and soft grasping to automate operations in food processing plants.
"The food industry is critically dependent on labor to meet its production goals," says Mark Chiappetta, COO at Soft Robotics. "But, challenges with workforce availability and productivity, tightening food safety regulations and global health crises have illuminated the need to break this dependency. SoftAI powered robotic automation is the solution."
From PR Newswire:
- SoftAI augments traditional industrial robots with true hand-eye coordination unlocking their use in most labor dependent processes.
- This technological innovation will drive broad scale adoption of automation, resulting in a more resilient food supply chain that produces safer products at higher volumes with reduced waste and lower operational costs.
"Robots have been widely adopted across an array of industries resulting in safer working environments, consistently higher quality products and improved economics for operators," says Jeff Beck, CEO at Soft Robotics. "However, robotics adoption in food production operations has been very limited due to technological and sanitation challenges. SoftAI was specifically developed by a team of highly accomplished robotics engineers to solve those challenges. It's ready now to make a real positive difference in the quest to automate food production. We look forward to engaging with food producers and our systems integration partners in this new frontier for robotics."