Farmers are always looking for ways to improve their crops and make sure their harvest is the best it can be. One thing that gets in the way of that goal is pesky vermin constantly terrorizing the fields. They come in and eat the farmer’s supply, thus cutting into the profits they can gain. There are no easy solutions, but Japan might have found one. Japanese farmers are using wolf robots to scare away pests and rodents.
Hell, these things might be scary enough to scare humans away from crops, complete with red, flashing LED lights for eyes, rechargeable solar batteries, and realistic fur. I’m sure that’ll be enough to scare pests away.
The product, known as the Super Monster Wolf, is 50 centimeters tall and 65 centimeters long, and utilizes motion sensors to detect when potential threats are nearby. That’s when it jumps into action, flashing its lights, moving its head, and playing the audio of a wolf’s primal howl.
Chikao Umezawa of the Japan Agricultural Cooperative put forth the plans for this robotic nightmare. So far, he says it has been a success, and he has seen dramatic improvements in terms of lost crops.
If you want to purchase one of these bad boys, it won’t come cheap. They cost around ¥514,000, or about $4,800 in America. If that’s too pricey for you, you also have the option of renting one of these robots and paying a monthly fee.