Tuesday, July 19, 2016

First They Came For The Working Dogs....

...And I did not speak out because I was more sporting group.

From Gizmodo:

This Cattle-Herding Robot Will Put Dogs Out of Work
As the automation era unfolds around is, it’s becoming increasingly apparent that no jobs are safe—not even those belonging to dogs. Introducing Swagbot, the world’s first herding robot.

Developed by the Australian Centre for Field Robotics at the University of Sydney, SwagBot proved successful in its first field test. The robot, described as a “motion platform for cattle station operations,” can pull heavy trailers and traverse across rugged terrain. Eventually, the autonomous machine will be used to manage livestock on Australia’s sheep and cattle stations, which are often located in hard-to-reach regions....MORE
HT: Big Picture Agriculture