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Robot Sheep Dogs herds animals in New Zealand

Robot Sheep Dogs herds animals in New Zealand

Field Notes, powered by KPMG, is a weekly news update on news nationally and globally from the agri-food sector.

Ian Proudfoot

Global Head of Agribusiness, Partner - Audit

KPMG in New Zealand


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[22 May, Independent News UK]

New Zealand farmers have trialled a four-legged robot to herd sheep, patrol fields and perform other agricultural tasks. The robotic dog was developed by Boston Dynamics based in Massachusetts equipped with software from robotics company roco. The dog was controlled remotely to shepherd sheep across a mountain-side and has the ability to traverse rough terrain as well as climb stairs and open doors. One was recently adapted to enforce social distancing measure in a park in Singapore.

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