Project

Automation for poultry production

In the project Automation for Poultry Production, we work on the development of automation to take over heavy, repetitive, and/or less challenging tasks in the poultry house, to improve welfare of both farmer and animal.

More specifically, we work on an autonomous vehicle, Poultrybot, that has the ability to localise and navigate safely throughout the poultry house, and is capable of collecting floor eggs. To reach this, we have the following needs or objectives:

1. accurate localisation inside the poultryhouse

2. (path)planning for specific tasks

3. sensing the environment to recognize relevant objects

4. integrae this into a vehicle that can operate autonomously and safe to collect floor eggs