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Robotics in agriculture face complex challenges when it comes to dealing with speciality produce such as fruits and vegetables. Niall Mottram demonstrates an actuator that senses the pressure being applied to grip a fruit and also detects when it's slipping. This allows the actuator to replicate the human ability of gripping a fruit with just enough pressure to pick it but not squash it.

 

Author
Niall Mottram
Head of Product Development, Industrial & Energy

Niall leads business development in our Industrial & Energy group, focusing on identifying new opportunities for ambitious companies through the leverage of emerging technologies and implementation of new business processes.