Robot used to round up cows is a hit with farmers down under

In India (four handed) Krishna was the cow herd. In Australia a four wheeled robot 'Rover' seems to handle the job quite well. No flute though.

A four-wheeled device, known as Rover, has been tested by a team at Sydney University. It was used to move a herd of cows from a field to a dairy.

Researchers were amazed at how easily cows accepted the presence of the robot.

They were not fazed by it and the herding process was calm and effective, they said.

Because the robot moved in a steady manner it allowed cows to move at their own speed which was important in reducing lameness among cattle, Dr Kendra Kerrisk, dairy researcher and associate professor, told the BBC.

Robot used to round up cows is a hit with farmers - BBC News


  • Kaustubh Katdare
    Kaustubh Katdare
    Interesting use of robotics! DARPA's robots would come closer to resembling cows or dogs; given the work they're doing on quadrupeds.

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