Japanese Firms Build Robot That Can Care for 30,000 Lab Mice

Posted on July 18, 2013

Nikkyo Technos and Yaskawa Electric are developing laboratory animal management robots that care for 30,000 mice. The robot can change sheet in chages, top up food and change water. It uses a camera and software to determine how much food is left and how much more is needed. The companies say the aim to "automate the hard, dirty, and dangerous task of dealing with so much dust and droppings." Take a look:

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