Iamus Technologies, an Irish start-up that designed a welfare monitoring robot that combines artificial intelligence (AI) and automation, has been named as a finalist for the 2021 Future Food Asia Award.

“The 2021 Future Food Asia Award finals represents a massive opportunity for Iamus to raise our profile in the key Asia market. Iamus has already established a significant pipeline of customers in the region, including a trial commencing in Thailand later this year,” Shane Kiernan, CEO, Iamus Technologies, said in a statement. 

“The opportunity to pitch at the Future Food Asia Award finals to an audience that can further expand access to potential customers and investors is a massive opportunity for us to continue to deliver on our mission.”

The company is one of 10 agtech start-ups that have been invited to pitch their innovations to investors to investors, industry leaders and sector experts at the 2021 Future Food Asia virtual conference that takes place June 7-11, 2021. One company will be awarded a US$100,000 prize.

Data-driven decisions on broiler production

The AI and autonomous solution constantly monitors key welfare and environmental variables in the chicken shed. This helps farmers make data-driven decisions that can help improve efficiency, sustainability, biosecurity and animal welfare.

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“We’re invested in creating better outcomes when it comes to animal welfare and sustainability. We do that using a marriage of different systems. Similar to what we’ve seen in other spaces, we use robotics to encourage the birds to be more active to increase muscle mass, which ultimately drives better improvements when it comes to the feed conversion ratio,” Kiernan explained to WATTPoultry in 2020.

“The other benefit of healthier birds is that you see a reduction in mortality and improvements when it comes to uniformity. That has a very tangible benefit to processors and producers in terms of the yield that they’ll recover from any single flock. It’s a tough environment inside of the chicken shed, so if you’re helping the farmer create improvements in welfare or sustainability, that ultimately affects their bottom line.”

Iamus Technology was recognized as a featured innovator at the 2019 Poultry Tech Summit.

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