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Wednesday, June 09, 2004

Wi-Fi For Networked Cows
Imagine a farmer controlling his herds of cattle from the comfort of his home, using a laptop and special software letting him think he's playing a video game. What a dream! In fact, it's possible today, according to the New Scientist, in "Virtual fences to herd Wi-Fi cattle."

In a near future, networked cows will wear 'smart' head-collars equipped with a Wi-Fi networking card, a PDA, a GPS unit, and a loudspeaker to tell them they're going too far from their fields. When the networked cows reach a virtual barrier erected by the farmer, they'll be warned by various sounds, such as barking dogs or hissing snakes.

Kudos to Zack Butler for this truly innovative idea! You'll find more details and pictures in this overview.
:: posted by Roland Piquepaille, 1:01 PM Comments (0)
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