On Dairy Farms, Robots Lend A Helping Hand

It's Betsy meets R2D2. Farmers lower costs and produce more milk using fully automated systems.

Marianne Kolbasuk McGee, Senior Writer, InformationWeek

September 22, 2006

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I wonder how much all this efficiency is costing us. Cows and other sentient creatures were long ago reduced to the level of machines by these kinds of factory farming practices. We need to remember that animals are not fleet vehicles, and thus automation is not always a good thing.

Ed Haymond
Durham, NC

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Marianne Kolbasuk McGee

Senior Writer, InformationWeek

Marianne Kolbasuk McGee is a former editor for InformationWeek.

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