Voyager robot fence, if you have land-lots-of-land

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Cows tend to over-graze a certain area because it’s convenient, and moving them over to juicier pastures requires, until now, determined humans. Now, with the Voyager robotic fence, it could be as simple as programming a schedule and an area to cover, and letting it take care of the rest. The fence physically moves inward according to a program, forcing the cows to move along to avoid it, so the cows end up with more consistent nutrition and yield better milk. It’s better for the fields, too, since they’re cropped more evenly and don’t suffer the root damage of overly determined bovines. [GT]

Voyager robotic fence [via Robot Gossip]

Gabrielle Taylor