Creepy dairy robot allows cows to milk themselves

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Meet the Astronaut A4 milking system, a robotic milking contraption that allows cows to decided when they want to be milked. Here's a flat-out bizarre video of the A4 in action, complete with an emotionless voice and porno soundtrack.

This is footage of the Lely company's robotic cow farm in Rotterdam. While it's well and good that the cows are being treated well and are happily queueing up for a vigorous robo-milking, this whole operations is giving me shades of the THX 1138 masturbation machine.

[Lely via Singularity Hub]