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Topic Reading-Vol.2968-5/27/2020

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2020/05/27 Topic Reading-Vol.2968-5/27/2020

Dear MEL Topic Readers,

Robot dog tries to herd sheep

In Topic Reading Vol.2957, a walking robot dog was shown to warn visitors to the park in Singapore to keep social distance, and they seemed to obey the warning. Now, another Boston Dynamics built robot was tested to herd sheep in New Zealand. This sheep-herding robot, called Spot, is designed to navigate sheep in tricky terrain, just like trained herding dogs do. It was sent to sheep and beef stations for test and let it run around with dogs. Interestingly, the dogs seemed to think Spot was just one of the machines and weren’t bothered at all. On the other hand, sheep seemed to have thought it was one of those herding canines and maneuvered away from Spot.

Will AI learn to herd sheep like herding dogs do or will it learn to work with the dogs like the robot assistant in Vol.2967?

Enjoy seeing the video and think about how soon humans will see a matching number of robots in the future.

https://www.bbc.com/news/av/technology-52762929/robot-dog-tries-to-herd-sheep

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