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Don't fence me in.....

Post by unfaithfulsfan » Mon Jun 09, 2008 9:22 am

The story title really caught my eye...
Wirelessly networking cows
Posted by Roland Piquepaille @ 9:58 am

Categories: Wireless & Telecom, Science & Nature, Engineering & Innovation


U.S. researchers have developed a Walkman-like headset for cows. This device enables them to ‘whisper wireless commands to cows to control their movements across a landscape — and even remotely gather them into a corral.’ In fact, it could help farmers to maintain cows behind virtual fences. According to the researchers, ‘the circuit board contains a processor, data storage, WiFi for remote communication, audio and electrical stimulation electronics, a GPS receiver, and sensors such as magnetometers and accelerometers that record the body orientation and configuration of the animal.’ While the first virtual fencing system was patented in 1973 (for domestic dogs!), commercial virtual livestock control systems still do not exist today. But read more…
http://blogs.zdnet.com/emergingtech/?p=946&tag=nl.e539

Great, now the terrorists have another weapon. They can hack in and cause stampedes all over the world. :lol:
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Re: Don't fence me in.....

Post by vicaphit » Mon Jun 09, 2008 9:29 am

unfaithfulsfan wrote:sensors such as magnetometers and accelerometers that record the body orientation and configuration of the animal
Now they can tell the exact moment that the cow was tipped over, and how fast it fell.
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Re: Don't fence me in.....

Post by unfaithfulsfan » Mon Jun 09, 2008 11:26 am

Can the cow send a distress email "I've fallen and I can't get up"? ....couldn't resist :)
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Re: Don't fence me in.....

Post by Methious » Mon Jun 09, 2008 11:44 am

So we finally have the answer to "Where's the Beef?"
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Re: Don't fence me in.....

Post by martini161 » Mon Jun 09, 2008 1:55 pm

umm, do you think the person who came up with this ever herd (yay for bad puns!) of a dog? just put a webcam on it, and you know where they are

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Post by bobletman » Mon Jun 09, 2008 5:01 pm

wow thats really impressive.
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Re: Don't fence me in.....

Post by meeleend » Fri Jun 20, 2008 4:34 am

unfaithfulsfan wrote:The story title really caught my eye...
Wirelessly networking cows
Posted by Roland Piquepaille @ 9:58 am

Categories: Wireless & Telecom, Science & Nature, Engineering & Innovation


U.S. researchers have developed a Walkman-like headset for cows. This device enables them to ‘whisper wireless commands to cows to control their movements across a landscape — and even remotely gather them into a corral.’ In fact, it could help farmers to maintain cows behind virtual fences. According to the researchers, ‘the circuit board contains a processor, data storage, WiFi for remote communication, audio and electrical stimulation electronics, a GPS receiver, and sensors such as magnetometers and accelerometers that record the body orientation and configuration of the animal.’ While the first virtual fencing system was patented in 1973 (for domestic dogs!), commercial virtual livestock control systems still do not exist today. But read more…
http://blogs.zdnet.com/emergingtech/?p=946&tag=nl.e539

Great, now the terrorists have another weapon. They can hack in and cause stampedes all over the world. :lol:



Oh..............its fantastic idea. =D>

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