Mooove over farmers

We all know computers are slowly being integrated into almost every facet of business and production, but I bet nobody expected farmers to be some of the big beneficiaries. In a bizarrely futuristic move a company from Sweden has designed an entirely robotic cow milking facility. Named the VMS (Voluntary Milking System), this process milks cows when they feel they are ready; the cow simply steps into a designated area and the process starts itself.

A VMS system
A VMS system

The company, DeLaval, claims a VMS setup can milk a herd of 60 cows up to three times a day. It operates off a linux based system, using robotic arms with lasers and sensors to milk cows via a vacuum system. There are already over 1,000 VMS units in place across the world, and we can only see it getting bigger as it takes the load right off the farmers.

We personally hope to utilise this technology to our own end, reprogramming the robotics to produce reviews and blog entries. Generated from a list of pre-programmed phrases such as "we heartily recommend this product" and "they have done it again", these entries will be indistinguishable from the real thing. Expect to see them popping up soon.

As for the VMS, we can safely say that we heartily recommend this product.

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