Rover Robot Rounds Up Cattle

    Published: 06-16-2009
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    A new robot named Rover in development at Sydney University herds cattle.

     A team at Sydney University has tested a four-wheeled device, called Rover, to move a herd of cows from a field to a dairy.  They said it was amazing how easily the cows accepted the presence of the robot.  The herding process was “calm and effective,” they said.  The robot was adapted from one that already was being used to monitor fruit and trees on farms.  The prototype still needs a human operator but future devices could be fully automated.