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In some of her preliminary research in New Zealand, scientist Mirjam Guesgen put small blue dots on lambs’ faces as part of her measurements of their facial expression.

Getting (a digital) read on how animals are feeling

Sophisticated camera technology can pick up subtle signs of cows in heat, and may one day be able to ‘read’ emotions

Reading Time: 2 minutes What do “The Lord of the Rings” movies and a study on animal expressions have in common? Both used motion capture technology — albeit for very different reasons. “Generally, we found that we could detect when the cows were in heat by using motion capture,” said Mirjam Guesgen, who recently completed her post-doc studies at […] Read more