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Robot Cow-herder a Hit With Farmers

Posted November 15, 2013 3:47 PM

From BBC News - Technology:

Researchers at the University of Sydney are testing a robot to herd cows. Early results show that cattle have adapted to it well and farmers are keen on the idea.

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11/15/2013 4:20 PM
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11/16/2013 4:50 AM

Dusty = R2D2, and Lefty = C-3PO.

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11/16/2013 9:24 AM

Gives a new meaning to Rover.

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11/16/2013 10:49 AM

Yeah, I just can't wait until (1) the robot does something dumb and causes a stampede, or (2) it ticks off the big bull in the herd, game over.

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11/16/2013 4:39 PM

But when will a farmer ever be able to afford one? Or is Obama going to give some to "poor" farmers like he's giving free gas?

http://dailycurrant.com/2013/10/29/government-opening-free-gas-stations-in-poor-neighborhoods/?

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11/18/2013 9:07 AM

check out snopes, its satire, not real.

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11/18/2013 11:00 AM

Just wait until some enterprising male teenager figures out how to hack the operating system and turns the device into a nocturnal robot cow-tipper.

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11/18/2013 11:20 AM

That's why you need the anti-tipper G-Dog, to guard your cows from rogue bots....and troublesome teens......

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11/18/2013 4:26 PM

"Early results show that cattle have adapted to it well and farmers are keen on the idea."

Evidently they haven't done enough testing........

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