According to The Fresh Plaza, an Australian robotics company, LYRO Robotics, has successfully deployed its technology in commercial trials at Sunnyspot Packhouse avocado facility in Queensland.
LYRO Robotics, based in Brisbane, say their world-leading picking and packing technology combines computer vision with machine learning. The robotic grasping mechanism can see an avocado coming down the line, make a decision on how to grasp the fruit correctly, pick it up and place it perfectly into the cardboard box.
While the main focus is packing of the fruit, in this case, avocados, Dr Leitner says the robots can also perform other useful tasks for fresh produce companies, in terms of measuring volumes, weights and sizes. In addition, multiple packs can be sorted at the same time, depending on the end customer; whether it is food service, supermarkets, processing or home consumers.
LYRO Robotics adds that a major advantage, having built the system themselves, is that the robots can be customised to the individual client company's needs.
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