Just in time for the holidays comes a robot designed to swiftly and efficiently de-bone your ham. Wielding a fearsome knife reminiscent of the stabbing bot we saw months ago, HAMDAS-R, developed by Mayekawa Electric, removes the bones from 500 hams in one hour, twice as fast as the fastest human ham boner.
HAMDAS-R represents a leap forward in the automation of food processing – the "variations in meat form and bone size" have heretofore been an obstacle in robotic processing of "irregularly shaped, soft foods" such as hams. This robot is able to consistently distinguish meat from bone. While the advance in technology is exciting, the automation of skilled labor is also another sad step toward the day the robots leave us all unemployed. Which would still be better than HAMDAS-R turning its ham de-boning knife on humans.
Good news for the ham industry. And it will take peoples job but the jobs will be replaced in other areas. Engineers are needed to design the robots, and to program the robot to cut certain things. Also, the robots will need to be repaired.
Said Porky Pig: "Son of a b-bit, son of a b-bit, son of a b-bit, son of a gun..."
Oh goody maybe they can finally kick a few hundred thousand illegals back to Mexico that are working in meat slums.
Gah! What a waste to watch that video! They show that nice picture with the blade and the hanging ham and you THINK its eventually gonna cut it...it is even behind the guy talking the whole time, but nooooooo! It does nothing!
i dont believe it till the video shows it!
99.9999999999999% of an atom is empty space
How long to de-bone a human?
I wish technology would really pick up the pace and take all of our jobs so we can move into our fat destined futures.
The HAMDAS-R combining the two scariest things today, robots who can skillfully disembowel you with a shank and overambitious Asians.
I feel sorry for Austin, Minnesota. There are going to be a lot of people unemployed there in the near future.
Hormel, which makes SPAM (and 3,000 other food-like products) is headquartered in Austin.
I for one welcome our new ham-boning overlords.
*D Ace Lee*
First I'm gonna laugh cuz he said "boner" LOL. but seriously now....