"My sheep hear my voice..."
Apparently so do cattle.
Still, this would change riding fences to debugging transceiver software.Building and maintaining fences for cattle is a time-consuming and costly endeavor. That's why a GPS bovine headset may come in handy.This past year, Dean Anderson and Daniela Rus have designed and tested Ear-a-Round headsets on the USDA's 193,000-acre ranch near Las Cruces, N.M. Each Ear-a-Round is equipped with a GPS receiver, an accelerometer and a magnetometer that respectively track the cow's location, speed and direction.Before an animal roams beyond its pre-programed virtual boundaries, defined by GPS coordinates, the computer sends an auditory cue intended to keep the cow in its paddock. (Anderson's experiments show his cattle respond to his voice.) [More]
I'll bet the ol' Marlboro Man is rotating in his crypt.
In related news, Scottish sheep are shrinking. And a dead pig riot in India.
These days it's hard to get too much livestock news.