Intermediary Real-Time Trajectory Interpolating with Cubic Hermite Splines

Real-time trajectory interpolation allows a Python-based sensor-integrating application to real-time control a Franka Emika robot. Application development in Python is much faster and easier than in C++.   When robot motion generation for a processing task is dependent on real-time sensor feed-back from the processing tool, the motion must be, by it’s nature, generated at the temporal micro to meso level in real-time. Some open robot controllers allow real-time trajectory feeding at the micro level. These are obvious candidates for such real-time sensor-based motion applications.   If a given application only requires real-time trajectory generation at the meso level, interpolation may be utilized for alleviating the application from the micro real-time requirement of the robot controller. This, in turn, opens for freedom of choice of the

Designing within the circular economy

How can the food industry and their equipment vendors use design as a tool to enter the circular economy?  Circular design is a tool used in the circular economy. The future must become more sustainable than what it is today, and designers can pave the way forward by using circular design.   Circular design In circular

Barriers to increased automation and technological development in food processing

The most important barrier for introduction of technology with artificial intelligence in processing of food in Norway, is the complexity of the new technology. The new technology is difficult for firms to adopt with their current knowledge base. Increased automation Increased use of automation with artificial intelligence has changed the production processes in almost every

Robotic handling of compliant food objects by robust learning from demonstration

Today, robots lack the visual, tactile and cognitive intelligence of humans to perform complex handling and processing tasks. We show how to endow robots these abilities and how to teach them to handle complaint food objects by Learning from Demonstration. The robotic handling of compliant and deformable food raw materials, characterized by high biological variation,

Traceability of hides through the supply chain

Hides are one of the most important rest raw materials or plus-products produced by the meat industry as they are further processed and used in leather production.   The hide supply chain consists of a producer (farm), slaughterhouse, hide processor and a tannery. In collaboration with Norilia Skjeberg, a study was conducted and it was found that

Information sharing strategies in whitefish supply chain

Information sharing is one of the main supply chain strategies for reducing uncertainty and is vital for supply chain efficiency. All actors can benefit from sharing relevant information in a timely manner and improve supply chain coordination. Whitefish supply chains are complex in nature due to seasonal variations, high supply uncertainty and rapid quality deterioration