Many of the relevant indicators point to a growing trend in the use of robots in the Food and Beverages industry (F&B). Among the drivers impelling this development are changes in social behavior and consumer preferences, adaptation to an increasingly demanding regulatory environment, and the need to increase productivity in order to give a higher return on capital investment.
Coinciding with Automate 2015 taking place in Chicago, two of the principal makers of collaborative robots have presented new models. Universal Robots is adding the UR3 to its UR family. And for its part, Rethink Robotics has launched the Sawyer, a 1-arm robot, heir of the Baxter from the same company.