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Drones on the farm: Using facial recognition to keep cows healthy

September 2, 2019  by CNET

Monitoring the health of small-herd cattle is a big job, but automated drones might just be a farmer’s new best friend. Drones or unmanned air vehicles (UAVs) can be used to monitor cattle health. The goal of the system is to identify each cow, locate it in a pasture and measure vital health information like weight, size, facial features and physical activity.

The autonomous UAV system in development in the U.K. could potentially locate, recognize and monitor each cow. The project, funded under a grant from the USDA, began in February 2018 and is slated to continue through February 2021. | READ MORE


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