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FeederAnt - An autonomous mobile unit feeding outdoor pigs

Published by the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers, St. Joseph, Michigan

Citation:  2007 ASAE Annual Meeting  077022.(doi:10.13031/2013.22864)
Authors:   Rasmus Nyholm Jørgensen, Claus Grøn Sørensen, Helle Frank Jensen, Bent Hindrup Andersen, Kjeld Jensen, Jørgen Maagaard
Keywords:   Robotics, automatic feeding, Animal Nursing Robotics, agriculture, traceability

Small robots and the concept of decentralized animal husbandry make it possible to renew the principles of organic agriculture. The farm animals will be able to use the same type of housing and are placed integrated with the fields. This is expected to achieve a better utilization of nutrients and a better survival rate for useful insects and micro organisms. The small fields are flexible and could fit to the variation in soil structure topography. This type of precision agriculture has the possibility of increasing biodiversity.

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