Startup Wants to Train Crows to Clean Streets of Cigarette Butts

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Date: October 11th, 2017

Category: Nutty News

cigAlarmed by how many cigarette butts littered the parks of Amsterdam, two Dutch designers came up with an unusual plan to train crows to pick up the butts and trade them for tasty rewards.

Industrial designers Ruben van der Vleuten and Bob Spikman originally considered using robots to clean the streets of cigarette butts, but they presented a series of difficulties, particularly the complicated programming required to have them vacuuming the buts out of every nook and cranny while trying to avoid bicycles and passers-by.

So they turned their attention to one of the most abundant resources of urban areas – birds.  More

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One Response to “Startup Wants to Train Crows to Clean Streets of Cigarette Butts”

  1. Anonymous Says:

    And they are paid with birdseed.

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