Here Is A Robot That Let Cows Milk Themselves

A Dutch firm has developed a revolutionary robotic milker which allows cows to milk themselves — and the animals can learn to use it faster than even farmers!

The Astronaut 4 is one of a range of robotic farming systems made by agricultural firm Lely, which says the machine is modular and can be configured to local farm needs. It works on the principle that instead of the farmer or the robot controlling the milking, the cow does.

The Astronaut 4 system is designed to be as easy as possible for the cow to use. One innovation is the "Iflow concept," where the cow can walk straight in and out without having to turn or back up — two things that cows hate to do.

The I-flow allows the cow to learn how to use the machine faster, reduces stress, and makes the milking station less of a bottleneck, 'Gizmag' reported. With such a machine design, the cow soon learns to go into the robotic milking station to be milked and get a bit of food when it feels like it. Levy even claims that the cows learn how to use the system faster than the farmers do.
Here Is A Robot That Let Cows Milk Themselves Here Is A Robot That Let Cows Milk Themselves Reviewed by Daniel Weaver on Monday, September 16, 2013 Rating: 5

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