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1. (WO2013158126) SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR USING ROBOTS IN CONJUNCTION WITH A ROTARY MILKING PLATFORM

Pub. No.:    WO/2013/158126    International Application No.:    PCT/US2012/035363
Publication Date: Fri Oct 25 01:59:59 CEST 2013 International Filing Date: Sat Apr 28 01:59:59 CEST 2012
IPC: A01K 1/12
A01J 5/017
Applicants: TECHNOLOGIES HOLDINGS CORP.
HOFMAN, Henk
DE RUIJTER, Cor
KOEKOEK, Menno
STEINGRABER, Gary, C.
VAN DER SLUIS, Peter, Willem
Inventors: HOFMAN, Henk
DE RUIJTER, Cor
KOEKOEK, Menno
STEINGRABER, Gary, C.
VAN DER SLUIS, Peter, Willem
Title: SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR USING ROBOTS IN CONJUNCTION WITH A ROTARY MILKING PLATFORM
Abstract:
In certain embodiments, a system includes a first robotic device positioned proximate to a first milking stall of a rotary milking platform. The rotary milking platform has a plurality of milking stalls. The first robotic device is operable to prepare the teats of a first dairy livestock located in the first milking stall. The system also includes a second robotic device positioned proximate to a second milking stall of the rotary milking platform. The second robotic device is operable to attach a first milking device to the teats of a second dairy livestock located in the second milking stall. The system also includes a third robotic device proximate to a third milking stall of the rotary milking platform. The third robotic device is operable to attach a second milking device to the teats of a third dairy livestock located in the third milking stall. The system also includes a fourth robotic device positioned proximate to a fourth milking stall of the rotary milking platform. The fourth robotic device is operable to apply a sanitizing agent to the teats of a fourth dairy livestock located in the fourth milking stall subsequent to a removal of a third milking device from the teats of the fourth dairy livestock.