WEBINAR: Solve poultry production issues with robots, AI and automation

Understand the benefits an automated robotic assistant can offer poultry house management.

Nov 3rd, 2021
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2021 Poultry Tech Summit logoWatch on demand now to understand the benefits an automated robotic assistant can offer poultry house management. 

Colin Usher, senior research scientist, Georgia Tech Research Institute, will present a mobile robot that can pick up floor eggs, collect poultry house management data, and sense animal welfare. Jason Guss, Ph.D., CEO of Iterate Labs, will highlight how artificial intelligence can collect essential performance (productivity, safety, quality) metrics on each worker to be used to incentivize workers, maintain work-life quality for retention, and better manage productivity in real-time. Thomas Swovick, market development manager, Dematic, will discuss how the future for case-ready poultry weigh-price-label (WPL) operations will rely on automation and robotics to do it better, faster and cheaper.   

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  1. Understand the benefits an automated robotic assistant can offer poultry house management. 
  2. Learn how gamification can help improve poultry labor retention rates. 
  3. Learn how automation can reduce labor requirements, improve inventory management, and support e-commerce. 

This is the second webinar of the '2021 Poultry Tech Summit Webinar Series: What’s coming next.' During this seven-part webinar series industry experts will preview what’s coming next – from prospective solutions to developing technology – for the poultry industry. 

This webinar series is sponsored by: Arm & Hammer, Aviagen, Baader, Boehringer Ingelheim, Cargill, Ceva, Chore-Time, Cobb, Evonik, Marel, Staubli, and Zoetis.

Presented by WATT Poultry and WATT Global Media.


Speaker Info:

UsherColin Usher, senior research scientist, Georgia Tech Research Institute

Colin Usher is a senior research scientist and interim branch chief for the robotics branch in the Intelligent Sustainable Technologies Division at the Georgia Tech Research Institute where he has served as a technical lead and project manager for the past 20 years. His technical expertise is in machine vision, robotics, system integration and embedded system development. 



Jason GussJason Guss, Ph.D., CEO, Iterate Labs

Jason Guss is an innovator and leader in the connected worker and industry 4.0 sectors. Guss completed his Ph.D. at Cornell University focusing on human performance, injury prevention and biomedical engineering. He is the founder of Iterate Labs, a company digitizing workforce motion to maximize industrial productivity, safety and training. 



SwovickThomas Swovick, market development manager, Dematic

Tom Swovick is responsible for the growth and development of Dematic’s market position for consumer purchased goods verticals in North America, EMEA and APAC regions. Swovick has over 40 years of experience in material handling and robotics with assignments in engineering, project management, sales, marketing and strategy.  

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