February 1, 2014
THE END OF WORK:
How a Fish-Filleting Robot Could Eliminate Ridiculous Maritime Voyages (RYAN JACOBS, February 01, 2014, Pacific Satandard)
Norway 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.
Posted by Orrin Judd at February 1, 2014 11:24 AM