Added 15 December, 2019
Farm of the future: Floating dairy farm staffed by robots
Off the coast of Rotterdam, Netherlands, a bizarre floating farm is providing locals with a fresh supply of milk.
The farm-boat-combo, created by an aptly-named company called Floating Farm, is an undeniably weird bid to help make cities more self-sustaining — especially in the face of worsening climate change that threatens the area’s infrastructure. The farm is a three-story barge. The cows live on the top floor, but they can also wander ashore when the barge is docked — eating local grass clippings, potato peels, and beer broth, while supplying nearby fields with manure. Meanwhile, the farm is maintained by a staff of two farmers and three classes of robots: milkers, feeders, and poop scoopers.
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