Irish sheep farmer Paul Brennan has figured out a unique use for his drone: herding sheep. The drone, nicknamed Shep, uses the same techniques as a sheepdog, corralling the herd of sheep in whatever direction the farmer wants. Because it’s controlled remotely, it doesn’t require any training.
Shep can’t possibly be as cute as a real sheepdog, though. Useful or not, drones are no replacement for man’s best friend.
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