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Old 12-29-2010, 02:31 PM
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Cow Milking Robot

In the twenty (off and on) years I have been in industrial automation and controls I have seen the stuff I help develop go into everything from shuttle experiments to a bologna slicer, but this here is a first:


Video: Robotic Dairy Farming Leads to Happier, More Empowered Cows







http://www.popsci.com/technology/article/2010-11/video-robotic-dairy-farming-empowers-cows-make-their-own-decisions
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Old 12-29-2010, 02:49 PM
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I've seen that video before. Of the horrible milking scenarios that cows are subjected to in industrial milking settings this one sure seems to be a move in the right direction.
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Old 12-29-2010, 03:22 PM
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I've seen that video before. Of the horrible milking scenarios that cows are subjected to in industrial milking settings this one sure seems to be a move in the right direction.
Now if we could just do something for the chickens....
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Now if we could just do something for the chickens....
Yes sir. There are lots of Tyson farms around here and the chickens live in deplorable conditions.
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Yes sir. There are lots of Tyson farms around here and the chickens live in deplorable conditions.
the good news is, they dont live very long so it isnt like they are spending years in the chicken equivelent of an indian slum....
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