Introducing
the Universal
food gripper

A transformative robotic gripper and vision system that enables the robotic assembly of food ingredients, fully autonomously, hygienically and cost effectively.
Salad and bun
Burger stack
Salad

Designed for use in ready meal factories and retail food outlets alike, the Industrial Robotic Solutions system can continuously assemble sandwiches, burgers, salads and hundreds of other ready meals.

Ingredients the gripper can pick and place

Chicken

Meat

  • Chicken
  • Ham
  • Beefburger
  • Salami
  • Bacon
  • Turkey
Tomatos

Vegetables

  • Tomato
  • Cucumber
  • Lettuce
  • Mushroom
  • Onion
  • Potato
  • Peppers
Apple slices

Fruit

  • Pineapple
  • Melon
  • Watermelon
  • Apple
  • Kiwi
  • Strawberries
Eggs

Dairy

  • Cheese
  • Mozarella
  • Feta
  • Boiled egg
Buns

Grain

  • Sliced bread
  • Burger bun
  • Roll
  • Wrap
  • Flatbread
  • Pizza base
Sandwich
‘‘We are excited to be working with Industrial Robotic Solutions in building the world’s first fully autonomous multi-ingredient robotic sandwich production line.’’
Matt Raynor, Raynor Foods

The team

Peter Schwabach

Peter Schwabach

  • Founder and CEO.
  • Ex Goldman Sachs.
  • Award-winning VC fund manager.
  • Chairman of the National Centre for Nuclear Robotics.
  • Oxford graduate.
Professor Klaus Mcdonald-Maier

Professor Klaus
Mcdonald-Maier

  • CSO.
  • Professor in the School of Computer Science and Electronic Engineering, University of Essex.
Dr Vishwanathan Mohan

Dr Vishwanathan
Mohan

  • CTO.
  • IRS software and vision systems designer.
  • Senior Lecturer, School of Computer Science and Engineering, University of Essex.
Rodolfo Cuan Urquizo

Rodolfo Cuan
Urquizo

  • Robotic gripper designer.
  • Graduate of the University of Essex and the Monterrey Institute of Technology, Mexico.
  • IRS Knowledge Transfer Partnership Associate.
Wade Newmark

Wade Newmark

  • COO and FD.
  • Ex Lazards.
  • Specialist in asset finance.
  • International care homes owner and operator.
  • Oxford graduate and Wharton MBA.
Carl Griffiths

Carl Griffiths

  • Chief Engineer.
  • 30 year international career in product design, development and integration.
  • Specialist in industrial manufacturing robotic applications.

Partners and sponsors

The Universal Food Gripper (patent pending) was developed with KTP funding from Innovate UK, in collaboration with the University of Essex, with technical support from Kuka Robotics UK. All rights and IP fully owned by Industrial Robotic Solutions Ltd, company number 11711528.
Innovate UK
University of Essex
KUKA

Awards

  • Winner Best KTP Associate 2022

Contact

  • Industrial Robotic Solutions Ltd
  • Innovation Centre
  • Knowledge Gateway
  • Boundary Road
  • Colchester
  • CO4 3ZQ
Innovation Center
Team