Sunday, October 23, 2005

DeLaval Voluntary Milking System

Just when you thought that cows couldn't possiblely be more separated from humans, along comes an even greater industrialization of the relationship.

"A 122-year-old dairy equipment company has used embedded Linux in a robotic cow-milking system (the system is robotic, not the cows). The Voluntary Milking System (VMS) allows cows to decide when to be milked, and gives dairy farmers a more independent lifestyle, free from regular milkings, the company says..."


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