I. C. Dennis
The behaviour of commercial broilers in response to a mobile robot
Dennis, I. C.; Abeyesinghe, S. M.; Demmers, T. G. M.
S. M. Abeyesinghe
T. G. M. Demmers
1. Modern broiler production, in increasingly large sheds holding upwards of 50.000 birds, controls indoor climate based on a handful of fixed location sensors, often well above the bird occupied zone. Significant deviations within a shed from the optimal climate conditions for the birds are common, but installing a higher density grid of fixed sensors is not cost effective. A robotic platform, moving through the flock of birds, collecting detailed spacial information on a wide range of climate parameters at bird level, will enable accurate decisions to optimise the climate in large sheds being made in real time.
2. A preliminary study investigated the feasibility of running a mobile robotic platform among a flock of broiler chickens for an entire 6-week cycle. Bird behaviour in response to the robot was also studied.
Dennis, I. C., Abeyesinghe, S. M., & Demmers, T. G. M. (2020). The behaviour of commercial broilers in response to a mobile robot. British Poultry Science, https://doi.org/10.1080/00071668.2020.1759785
|Journal Article Type||Article|
|Acceptance Date||Mar 5, 2020|
|Publication Date||Apr 22, 2020|
|Deposit Date||Apr 27, 2020|
|Publicly Available Date||Nov 20, 2020|
|Journal||British Poultry Science|
|Publisher||Taylor and Francis|
|Peer Reviewed||Peer Reviewed|