I am a software engineer and also a poultry farmer.
I periodically have to manipulate my poultry in such a way as to grab their head and hold them for a brief period, approximately 10 - 30 seconds. This is an extremely labor-intensive process and it occurred to me that I might be able to use robotics to do the same task. I am a software engineer so I know very little about robotics and am hoping that someone can point me in the right direction. Can someone please refer me to companies and/or robotic systems that might be able to help me with this task?
I currently load the poultry into cages specifically designed for this process. I am thinking that these cages could still be used as they keep the birds from running and make it much easier to capture their heads.
I recently read about a Raspberry PI that had a port of Deep Belief image recognition SDK and thought this might be a promising start.