21 May 1998
Robot takes the strain off poultry workers

RESEARCHERS at the Georgia Institute of Technology in the USA are developing a low-cost robot that could reduce repetitive strain injuries suffered by poultry workers.

The inventors claim the Intelligent Integrated Belt Manipulator can handle materials with the same speed and dexterity as humans.

It is capable of removing items from a conveyor belt and transferring them into a packing carton for shipping.

  • Financial Times 21/05/98 page 25