Seminar

As part of an online summer seminar series, the AI3SD Network+ is running a joint seminar with the Internet of Food Things Network+. Dr Nicholas Watson from the University of Nottingham will be presenting “Smart Cleaning & COVID-19” on Wednesday 26th August 2.00pm – 3.30pm. Industrial Digital Technologies (IDTs) such as robotics, AI and IoT …

The Future of Factory Cleaning Framework

Responsible cleaning data collection and use framework Ensuring a hygienic production environment is one of the biggest challenges facing food and drink manufacturers, as the industry responds to a growing demand for closer monitoring of cleaning standards and challenges from elevated allergen management, against the constant backdrop of cost pressures. ‘Industry 4.0’—the next industrial revolution—promises …

Food Design for the Future (FD2)

Food Design 2 is one of our initial demonstrator projects and has been addressing food in the digital era by exploring the use of digital technologies to enhance the food consumption experience. Work to date has included the development a deck of food ideation cards, which combine different sensory properties of food, consumption contexts and …

“Sensors support machine learning” – Assistant Professor Nicholas Watson

Nik Watson, Assistant Professor, Faculty of Engineering discusses whether online sensors and machine learning can deliver industry 4.0 to the food and drink manufacturing sector in the Journal of the Institute of Food Science and Technology, vol 33 issue 4 December 2019. “Manufacturing is experiencing the 4th industrial revolution, which is the use of Industrial …

AI Technologies for Allergen Detection and Smart Cleaning Food Production Workshop

In collaboration with the AI3 Science Discovery (AI3SD) and Internet of Food Things (IoFT) EPSRC Networks the RoboClean team ran a workshop in London on the 17th of October. The focus of the workshop was to discuss how digital technologies such as AI, sensors and robotics can be used for enhanced allergen detection and factory …

Charlotte Gray shares her experiences of working on RoboClean

I was introduced to the RoboClean project at Horizon whilst interning with the Advanced Data Analysis Centre. The project investigates the ways in which end-users interact with a robot vacuum cleaner and how a robot responds to user utterances; the aim being to inform its effective design and use within food factories. I was invited …

Food design for future dining (FD2)

Food in the digital era is radically transforming. The supply chain is reshaping, with distribution networks evolving and on-line retailers providing a significant and ever-growing part of the market. At the same time, consumers spend longer online, impacting their food preferences and consumption practices. How we leverage digital technology to deliver next generation food systems …