Robotics and Food Technology: A Mini Review
Gulzar Ahmad Nayik*, Khalid Muzaffar and Amir Gull
Department of Food Engineering & Technology, SLIET, Longowal, Sangrur, Punjab-India, 148106
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- Gulzar Ahmad Nayik
Department of Food Engineering and Technology
Sangrur, Punjab, India
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Received date: April 28, 2015; Accepted date: May 25, 2015; Published date: May 29, 2015
Citation: Nayik GA, Muzaffar K, Gull A (2015) Robotics and Food Technology: A Mini Review. J Nutr Food Sci 5:384. doi: 10.4172/2155-9600.1000384
Copyright: © 2015 Nayik GA, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
The use of robotics in the modern food industry has increased over recent years because of many advantages. However, the industry has not taken to the technology with the same pace as the automotive and other industries due to technical and some other reasons. The high investment rate, variable nature of food products, fragile and perishable characteristics of food items, hygienic and sterilization requirements, high production volume rates are making hindrance in usage of robotics in industry but the opportunity still exists to deliver significant benefits in terms of increased food shelf life, cost reductions and flexibility. The challenge is to develop low-cost, flexible, hygienic and intelligent machines for the food industry. This is a not tough as the technologies now exist to achieve it. The benefits that could be gained if systems are designed, installed and operated well could decide who will be the major food manufacturers of convenience foods in the future.