February 1, 2014
THE END OF WORK:
How a Fish-Filleting Robot Could Eliminate Ridiculous Maritime Voyages (RYAN JACOBS, February 01, 2014, Pacific Satandard)
Posted by Orrin Judd at February 1, 2014 11:24 AMNorway is one of the world's largest exporters of fish. Unfortunately, the labor costs associated with the country's manual fish filleters are extremely high. [...]But the seafood industry, Nordic Innovation, and technology research organization SINTEF have apparently recently realized how incredibly misguided this whole idea is. They teamed up to produce a highly advanced X-ray machine capable of "quickly and precisely" wrenching the tiny bones out of the fish with high-powered water jets. The new tool, which was developed by a team known as APRICOT, or "automatic pin-bone removal in cod and whitefish," will hopefully spur a domestic processing industry and, more importantly, eliminate the extreme greenhouse gas emissions associated with delivering the product to a far-flung middleman.