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The robot of the poultry breeders for the problems of laying on the ground

How Spoutnic, the world’s first autonomous poultry-farming robot, was born

Laetitia and Benoit Savary

 

TIBOT technology is born from on-the-ground experience, from a poultry farmer

 

Like many poultry farmers, Laetitia and Benoît Savary, who raised breeder hens in Mayenne, faced a recurring problem: floor eggs. This accounted for thousands of euros in turnover losses, not to mention the human-resources cost of moving the flock around and picking up the floor eggs, nor the frequent health problems this work entails!

 

Laetitia and Benoît decide to tackle the problem : "If a space probe capable of carrying the Philae lander 510 million kilometres away from Earth could be launched, it should be possible to come up with a sustainable solution to the problem of floor eggs".

 

Philae - Image by DLR German Aerospace Center, CC-BY

Conceived by poultry farmers, designed by engineers

 

In 2015, Laetitia and Benoît called on Cimtech, a mechatronics engineering consulting firm located near Rennes (35), to assess the feasibility of a poultry-farming robot that could bring greater comfort and profitability to their daily work.

TIBOT technologies was born in May 2016, its goal is to develop solutions that make poultry farming easier.

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