Birth of Spoutnic, the first autonomous robot for poultry farming
"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".
Tibot technology is born from the field experience of a poultry farmer
Like many poultry farmers, Laetitia and Benoît Savary, who raised breeder broilers in Mayenne (France), faced the recurring problem of 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".
Conceived by poultry farmers, designed by engineers
In 2015, Laetitia and Benoît called on Cimtech, a mechatronics engineering consulting firm 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.
The Spoutnic prototype is presented at the SPACE Exhibition.
Our robot is awarded a Innov'Space 3 Stars, the highest recognition by poultry professionals.
Commercial launch of Spoutnic for layers and breeders farms.
Commercialization of the customising controller.
Fundraising from Business Angels and Regional Institutional Funds.
First field-tests of our new robot - Spoutnic NAV - dedicated to broilers.
Fundraising for 3.5 million euros and entry of Demeter and Seventure Partners into the capital alongside historic investors, Breizh Up and Crédit Agricole Ille et Vilaine Expansion.
Spoutnic NAV development and presentation at the Livestock Exhibition SPACE 2019.
Spoutnic NAV international commercial launch.