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Robodeer stops poachers in their tracks

Marc Perton

If you're planning on doing any illegal deer hunting on public land in Northwest Indiana, be warned: robodeer is out there waiting. The robotic buck, now being used by conservation officials in the region, has a swiveling head and is typically positioned at the side of a road, while officials wait nearby with a remote. When a hunter takes a shot at the bot, the official steps in and arrests him for poaching. Which leads to an inevitable question that is sure to make it all the way to the Supreme Court: what crime are you guilty of when you shoot a robot animal?

[Thanks, William]

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