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Female Robot Grouse Aid Biologists in Studying Mating Tactics [VIDEO]

The Fembot 2.0 is a female robot grouse looking for some action.

This scientific tool is being used to study sage grouse mating habits.

The mounted camera catches all the sights and sounds from the hen grouse’s perspective.

This mock-up of a female sage grouse is built on a model tank base. She moves around and can make somewhat realistic movements.

The declining numbers of greater sage grouse have scientists on edge. The grouse are current candidates for the endangered species list.

With research done with Fembot 2.0 hopefully scientists can better understand what is happening with the declining populations.

 

Female Robot Grouse Aid Biologists in Studying Mating Tactics [VIDEO]