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Sheepdogs round up the rules for crowd control

Laura Goodall posted in on August 28th, 2014.

Scientists have found two simple rules behind how sheepdogs manage to round up and move sheep so efficiently, which they hope can be used in designing robots for crowd control or environmental cleanup. The study, published in the Journal of the Royal Society Interface this week, involved strapping backpacks with GPS units to sheepdogs and sheep and […]

3 News: Dogs can understand human emotion – research

Peter Griffin posted in on August 23rd, 2010.

Researchers from the University of Otago have found that dogs are able to differentiate between a number of human emotions, including happiness, anger and sadness. The scientists have been watching the behaviour of almost 100 dogs, and are still trying to understand to what extent the dogs understand emotions, or simply react to them. An […]

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