"There's something strange about that cowboy. He's awfully quiet and his eyes glow kinda peculiar like."
Don't mind him. He's just the latest robotic helper to round up the livestock with a flip of the switch. Earlier this month in Sydney, Australia, a team from the University of Sydney's Australian Centre for Field Robotics tested the four-wheeled remote-controlled robot called Rover to move cattle from a field to a dairy.
The bot looks more like Johnny-Five than an animatronic Will Rogers, but he apparently gets the job done remarkably well without spooking the animals. … Read more