How Spoutnic, the world’s first autonomous poultry-farming robot, was born
TIBOT technology is born from on-the-ground experience
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!
Laetita 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.
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.