Umitron, a Singapore and Japan based aquatech firm, has begun deploying AI feeders in fish farms on Lake Titicaca. In December 2018, Umitron won USD $2 million in Inter-American Development Bank funding to implement data-driven technology for rainbow trout farmers in Peru.
The feeder, UMITRON CELL, is now set up at the fish farm Piscifatorias de los Andes in Puno. The fish feeders are connected to the internet and is powered by solar panels. Farmers are able to dispense feeds automatically via the system’s application, adjusting the volume based on the real-time fish data it collects. The system picks up behavioral data via video.
Farmers are trained on how to use the feeder and its AI system, allowing them to monitor the farms and adjust feeds from inland if desired.
According the press release, the goal for Umitron is “to expand data-driven feeding practices to more farms in Peru and Latin America.”
Cover Photo: Umitron
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