Faromatics' ChickenBoy robot brings smart analytics to poultry farming

Faromatics CEO and co-founder Heiner Lehr (center) onstage at the Smart Agrifood Summit. Source: Twitter

The makers of the AI-based robot for managing large-scale poultry farming are seeking up to €4m in a second round funding as they launch their invention in Europe  

Barcelona-based startup Faromatics is preparing to market its smart robot that monitors environmental conditions and animal health in large-scale broiler chicken farms. The hope is that the robot, dubbed ChickenBoy, will help farmers automate routine tasks to improve animal welfare, and thus margins.  
Founded in June 2016 by five precision smart farming researchers, Faromatics has developed a roof-suspended, intelligent robot powered by AI that monitors broilers, litter, air quality and equipment round the clock. Deep learning technology is deployed in the service of Faromatics'...
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