Robotic wolves have been deployed in Japanese town to protect residents from black bears. These Japanese black bears seem to be afraid of these robotic wolves.
With several reports of bears’ attacks in Japan this year, the officials in the Takikawa town on the Hokkaido Island decided to buy and install monster wolf robots in their community.
These robotic wolves were created via a cooperative project between Hokkaido University, Tokyo University of Agriculture, and machinery manufacturer Ohta Seiki.
These animatronic scare wolves look like a crossbreed of the Terminator and Wolverine. The robotic wolves feature threatening sounds, flashing red eyes, and blinking tails triggered by motion detectors.
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We want to let the bears know human settlements aren’t where you live, and help with the co-existence of bears and people.Ohta Seiki head honcho Yuji Ota
The robotic predators would be left out to prowl till early November, during the hibernation period of the bears, and then return to duty next spring. The ursa population is taking this development quite seriously.
Since the deployment of the menacing sentinels on the outskirts of Takikawa in September, there have been no reports of bear sightings, and as such, the robotic wolves have been regarded as a howling success. For the residents of Takikawa, this is indeed a huge success.