Scientists have discovered a link between a cow’s emotional state and it’s daily milk production, and the RusMoloko farm in Moscow decided to go high-tech with its solution. That’s right, cows have been equipped with virtual reality headsets adapted for the structural features of cow heads to reduce their anxiety and improve overall emotional mood in the herd. Read more for another picture and additional information.
Moscow’s Ministry of Agriculture and Food worked closely with with farmers as well as veterinarians to ensure that the devices were safe for use by cows. However, these animals aren’t using VR for any games, but rather viewing a summer field simulation to lower the animals’ stress on overcast or rainy days. They’ll expand the “VR for cows” research project if positive results are observed in this pilot study.