IceRobotics is a privately-owned product development company which was launched in 2002 to pioneer new automation technologies and management systems for use in dairy farming. IceRobotics is a recognised leader in the application of new sensor technologies for monitoring and improving animal health and welfare.
IceRobotics creates specialist solutions for monitoring and understanding dairy cattle behaviour.
Leading researchers around the world use our tools for creating and managing objective data sets for studies into dairy cattle health, welfare and productivity. We have a range of options which allow the researcher to create the right toolset for their requirements. We can help with data collection from a small group of animals to large scale comparative studies featuring automatic data collection from hundreds of animals across several sites and remote data management.
Dairy Farmers looking for advanced and cost effective management tools are now able to benefit from the solutions developed for the research community. The system for farmers enables strategic and tactical intervention at both herd and animal level. Continuous monitoring of animal behaviour patterns provides early alerting of fertility issues and other health anomalies. Automated monitoring of lameness is under development. Highly accurate heat detection, as verified in trials with progesterone testing, comes as standard.
IceRobotics is a privately-owned product development company which was launched in 2002 to pioneer new automation technologies and management systems for use in dairy farming.
The company specialises in remote monitoring and decision support systems based on advanced vision sensors and accelerometer-based motion sensors. Its engineering expertise includes electronic sensor design and manufacture, statistical data analysis, and software development.
IceRobotics is based in South Queensferry, near Edinburgh in Scotland and our team of scientists, engineers and data analysts works in close collaboration with our customers to develop robust and reliable products.
IceRobotics is a recognised leader in the application of new sensor technologies for monitoring and improving animal health and welfare.
- October 2012 – December 2014: Coordinator Technology Strategy Board, CRISP project
- August 2006 – July 2010: Coordinator, EU FP6 Marie Curie Industry Academia Partnership
- June 2009: “SMART” innovation award for the Scottish Government
- November 2009: Technology Strategy Board, Digital Britain Feasibility Study
- December 2009: BBSRC CASE PhD Studentship with University of Edinburgh and Scottish Agricultural College
- October 2010: “SMART” innovation award from Scottish Enterprise