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Use of CT Scanned Data in automation of Carcass Processing

Funding: 2008: $51,254
2009: $51,254
2010: $51,254

Project Member(s): Waldron, K., Liu, D.

Funding or Partner Organisation: Australian Research Council (ARC Linkage Projects)
Machinery Automation & Robotics

Start year: 2008

Summary: Australia's meat processing industry is threatened by inability to obtain sufficient labor for meat processing. This project will develop methodologies to enable a CT Scanning system and a robotic system to automate carcass processing. Elements needed to complete automation, including theoretical algorithms, sensing package, database, structure prediction model, software and mechanical tools and platform, will be developed. A practically deployable prototype system will be developed and the key issues in deploying such a system in the field will be addressed. The outcomes will significantly advance the knowledge of meat processing automation, improve worker's occupational health and productivity of meat processing.'',

Keywords: Meat processing, Abattoir automation, Saddle cuts, CT scanning,

FOR Codes: Food Processing, Mechanical Engineering, Robotics and Mechatronics, Sheep-meat, Carcass meat, Beef cattle, Carcass Meat (incl. Fish and Seafood), Sheep - Meat, Food packaging, preservation and processing, Sheep for meat