Based on comprehensive research and development NISKA team has successfully invented a first of its kind robotic ice cream scooping system. The initial hypothesis was that with a robot we can achieve consistently portioned scoops of ice cream and be able to work our way down into the tub until the contents of the tub are emptied. The technical objective was to develop robotic methodology which will scoop ice-cream repetitively and reliably. The unique project involved innovation and technical risk in order to generate the new knowledge needed to achieve the desired functional outcome. The developments required software development and bespoke engineering techniques that together enable the robot to automate a production process that also involves sensitive interaction with the human end user.
This invention is significant and allow us to move forward to commercial operation.
Patent pending AU 2018902828