Kilcoy invest in AI driven beef cutting system

Kilcoy Pastoral Company has installed a circular saw mounted on a robotic arm, which uses artificial intelligence (AI) to automatically slice through rib cages and dense bone.

The AI-driven beef cutting system stabilises and rotates the carcass, analyses images to instruct the robotic arm where to cut, and makes four cuts to each side of the rib cage and spine.

This automation of the highly skilled manual task is believed to be the first of its kind globally and could improve workplace safety, contribute to labour supply sustainability and allow workers to more easily break down the carcass.

The Australian Meat Processor Corporation’s research partner, Intelligent Robotics, developed the system with an investment of around AUD5m ($3.5m) over three years.

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