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Cows Milked By Robots: Incredibly Weird, Incredibly Real

23/04/2014 16:34 BST | Updated 23/04/2014 21:59 BST

Who milks cows? If you answered 'farmers', or 'milkmaids from the 1890s in white dresses' you score no points.

If you said 'humans with milking machines' you are also wrong.

No. Today's up-to-date cows are milked only by the cold, horrible hand of our robot overlords. Moving, totally autonomous milkbots.

That's right: robots are milking our cows.

At least they are in more and more farms. Check out the video above, created by the New York Times, which looks at one farm in Albany where cows are "leading the country’s charge into a brave new world of automated milking systems".

Take a look.