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This fearsome creature is a robot wolf.

The city of Takikawa in Hokkaido has been having problems with bears venturing into the city after food.

So the city has invested in robot wolves with motion detectors. The robot wolves have bared teeth, flashing red eyes, and a repetoire of 60+ noises that bears find frightening. A bit like a mechanical scarecrow, but for bears.

You can see a robot bear in action here


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