Robots with soft grippers are useful for handling produce. Picking & packaging robots from FANUC are capable of getting it done in a precise, efficient fashion. This apple picking system uses a FANUC LR Mate industrial robot that picks and packs apples. It comes with an adaptable gripper to pick apples without damaging other products.
Soft Robotics’ gripper is made of FDA approved materials ideal for handling food items. The system also uses “FANUC’s 3D Area Sensor to locate each individual apple for picking.”