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Robot ‘Super Monster Wolf’ Developed in Japan—And It's Actually Useful

2018-03-14 17:20
This bizarre-looking robot was made by a Japanese agricultural cooperative association JA Kisarazu-shi and was named Super Monster Wolf. Though it looks like a prop from a 1980s horror B-flick, it actually serves a useful purpose. Farmers of Kisarazu City in Chiba prefecture were losing part of their crop every year to wild boars. Now they have Super Monster Wolf that detects wild animals with infrared sensor and, eyes glowing, blares 48 different sounds, including a wolf growl and human voice. The robot was deployed in July and the farmers saw a reduction in crop damage, Chiba Nippo reported. Super Monster Wolf is about 2 feet long and 1.6 feet high. Its price is estimated at $4,840 (514,474 yen) but farmers could also lease it for 4 years for about $114 a month (12,100 yen).