Give a sheepdog something to herd and a sliver of time and it will herd that thing. In this Tumblr thread, provided to us via Imgur user OddOod, tells the story of how one dog named Arwen went out of its way to herd a lawn-mowing robot as if it were sheep or cattle out on a farm. New technology, same result: the dog quickly learned how the robot worked and would herd it right into the robot owner's truck. Pretty impressive stuff, brought to us by the perfect marriage of millennia of dog instinct and a lawn-mowing robot.
That is a smart dog. What's next for Arwen the robot-herding dog? Perhaps the robot owner needs to purchase a few more to see how Arwen does with a full herd to work with. If we know anything about pets, we know that pets find ways to do creepily intelligent things — we're sure Arwen is up to the task.
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