From the most remote farms to the restaurants of the most demanding chefs, chain which is responsible for producing, transport, keep, to transform, distribute and cooking food is immersed in a swell rate that is dictated by the advent of robotics.
Until a few decades ago was talking robots talking about science fiction. Nowadays, although far from the levels that can be achieved in the future, Robots are a reality of the broad spectrum of solutions technological that they are available to individual users and industry.
Improvements in materials science and soaring computing power experienced by the electronics have made what were once machinations of futurists are now devices able to help improve the economic performance of all a range of business applications.
With robots in production chains, one wonders how it will change the network of companies engaged in obtaining food, as well as processing and distribution.
Robotics in the primary sector and food industry
The market segment that develops technology for agriculture and livestock could be around 12 000 million dollars in 2022.
Major appliances robotics in this field are smart seed dispersers, fruit identifiers in situ, articulated Selection and categorization of products on conveyor belts arms, autonomous tractors, robots for weed, drones for air analysis status of farms, pollinating robotics (still in conceptual stage), cleaning robots or automated equipment for milking, inseminated or sacrifice.
It is expected to be designed many solutions applied to the primary sector needs exist.
This new paradigm in a sector that traditionally has been suffering from a weak technological implementation could pose a substantial increase in production capacity per person employee. A) Yes, the acquisition costs of a holding with strong robotic component would be high, but the number of employees is quickly offset by minimizing.
On the other hand, some of the solutions contemplated would entail Additional advantages for end consumers. A clear example is robots for weed, to suppress the use of herbicides such as glyphosate or neonicotinoides, main options used today, the cancer first and second possible reason for the decimation of pollinators that worries the world.
As for the food industry, robots are already in use can eliminate shabby products, automata capable of counting units processed inhuman speeds and all sorts of machines that accelerate the process while minimizing costs and errors.
While much remains to be done in the primary processes (cleaning, preparation, etc), secondary processes (usually cooked) and packaging are sections of the entire food industry where robots now dominate the scene.
In the kitchen robots still have much to learn the most awarded chefs. already 2015 some restaurants were pulling marketing campaign to draw attention to the robotics they had installed in the back of the restaurant, but four years later the robots cooks remain a chimera.
It is true that there are different robots able to perform very specific tasks. To who It is a robot bartender plug & play designed for the sector “Food & Beverage”, Spyce It is responsible for mixing ingredients prepared beforehand, CafeX is a robotized coffee receiving orders from a app mobile and requires no further human intervention ...
These three examples are merely brief sample of a long list. Even so, the reality is that in the kitchen, human chef is still king; Robots are recommended only for automating simple repetitive tasks.
Yes camaraderie service might be in danger of disappearing. At least in part. Taking food orders, delivering them to the kitchen staff, collection of dishes there and the distribution of these by the various tables that make up the living room could be powers of future fleets of robots camaraderie, equipped with trays and able to interpret the position of diners and obstacles in the path rolling robots.
In any case it could not completely ignore this part of the staff because there are many occasions where the human touch and our superior in ability to solve complex problems would come in handy: manage complaints, help visitors to unexpected incidents, warmly welcome the customers ...
Generally speaking, robotics restoration has great potential transformer. It is expected that the generalization of food mixers and camaraderie results in an improvement in the quality of food, greater consistency in the products offered, Additional services available to users, advances in occupational safety, a remarkable enhancement of productivity and convenience for everyone involved, including of course the consumer, to receive a superior user experience in every sense.
As for mobility applications for restoration; this is, the distribution of food delivery, increasingly we will see Casting robots. Within this segment as autonomous integrated delivery vehicles with or without specialized equipment like robots installed as employees applications that perform deliveries camaraderie medium and small distances.
In some universities in California (OF. UU.) restaurants operating within the academic campus using the latter type of robots (models like Starship o Kiwi) to distribute requests across campus. In this sense, the emergence of similar applications in malls, main pedestrian arteries of the cities and stadiums, it's just a matter of time.
And equally dependent on time is that improving autonomous driving technologies have an impact on the number of autonomous delivery vehicles circulating on our roads.
The robotics It has gone from dream to reality in record time, why we still have not made up my mind that, in the world of restoration, It is here to stay.