• Omron's Chris Probst on the company's stand at Foodpro
    Omron's Chris Probst on the company's stand at Foodpro

At Foodpro 2017 in Sydney, Omron's Chris Probst shared some of the company's smart factory solutions on show.

Among the 'smart' items was a vision guided delta robot as well as a mobile robot making its moves on the Omron stand.

Chris Probst tells us more:

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