Growling ‘Super Monster Wolf’ guards rice fields

Growling ‘Super Monster Wolf’ guards rice fields

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Suffering from vermin?  A local farm-union in Japan decided to introduce robot wolf to drive off animals.  The combination of random LED colored eyes with variety of sound has proved its effectiveness for years.  Wanna try?

  • When:   from 11 July 2017
  • Where:  Kisarazu, Chiba Pref. Japan (map)
  • What:
    • Super Monster Wolf, made by Ota Seiki (web)
    • Size: 65cm long, 50cm height
    • Tech: Infrared radiation sensor, LED lights, speakers
    • Functions: animal detection, head movement, automatic blinking LED eyes, random sound play (growling, human voice, gunshot, etc)
    • On sale in September 2017, around 200,000JPY(1800USD)
Source:
Mainichi Shinbun, “Super Monster Wolf, vermin protection robot with variety of sounds” 10th Aug, 2017, Tomio Ebina
Nippon TV, “Growling wolf-shaped machine”, 13 Jul, 2017
Nikkei Industrial Journal, “Ota Seiki from Hokkaido help to protect crops by LED-sound equipped robot” 16 Oct, 2015, Taizo Wada
Mysterious Universe “Robotic Super Monster Wolf Protects Flocks in Japan”  3rd Aug 2017, Paul Seaburn
Asahi Shinbun “Wolf-shaped robot successfully drive off vermin at Kisarazu, Chiba” 26 Jul 2017

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