Watch Shep the Drone Herd a Flock of Sheep

"Shep" the drone quickly herds a flock of 120 sheep across a field and through a narrow gateway.


Farmers have always relied on sheepdogs to herd their flock of sheep. But, apparently, even man’s best friend is a victim of the robot revolution.

In the video above, “Shep” the drone quickly herds a flock of 120 sheep across a field and through a narrow gateway.

The drone stays behind the flock at all times, moving them forward from one field to another. And the flock is obviously reacting to Shep’s movements and maybe even the buzzing of his blades.

The footage was captured by Paul Brennan, who specializes in aerial photography for farmers, on a farm in Carlow, Ireland.

 




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Steve Crowe · Steve Crowe is managing editor of Robotics Trends. Steve has been writing about technology since 2008. He lives in Belchertown, MA with his wife and daughter.
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