Japanese Town Deploys Robot 'Wolves' to Protect Residents From Bears
Robot wolves are preventing bear-human conflict on the Japanese island of Hokkaido by scaring bears away from town.
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With bear sightings at a five-year high and dozens of attacks reported in Japan this year alone, city officials in the town of Takikawa on the island of Hokkaido took action by buying and installing a pair of Monster Wolf robots in their community.
The animatronic scare-wolves were developed through a cooperative project between precision machinery manufacturer Ohta Seiki, Hokkaido University, and Tokyo University of Agriculture.