Chicken-Deboning Robots to be Introduced Soon
The technology applied at the poultry farms is getting more and more advanced. Now a new kind of machine is being developed that will help debone chicken. The roboticists at the Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI) are using 3D imaging technology for the Intelligent Cutting and Deboning System that debone chickens just as any skilled butcher would. What this machine would additionally do is to save millions of dollars of costs as well as save environment from waste.
There are 8.7 billion chickens which are processed annually in the United States, which makes up 36 billion pounds (16 billion kg) of poultry. An average American consumes 50 pounds (23 kg). Through this Intelligent Cutting and Deboning System machine, costs in labour as well as time could be saved. Cutting chicken meat for a specific presentation in a food is very important for chefs. Though there are now machines to do just that, but for chickens it has been something yet to be done.
Overall, there is an urge to make every agricultural industry as automated as possible. To make farmers up to date with technology, new machines are being introduced slowly and regularly. In the U.S. it might seem like an easy affair, but for countries like Pakistan, unless done with hands, but things are considered not done properly. After all, where would all those skilled butchers go? May be turn into deboning machine operators.
There are already machines working in Japan that are robots using x-ray scanners to debone hams and cleanly remove chicken breasts, but this new GTRI machine would go through the entire deboning process.