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 Crow Cleansing 

Date of Publish - Monday, 30th October 2017

Crow Cleansing

As a part of clean and tidy program Netherlands took an initiative and shaped its innovative thoughts.
To fight against pollution, the team adopted a unique methodology and as a part of that, they trained the crows to clean the environment. Is it not awesome?

They trained the crows to pick the cigarette butts and managed the collected waste to dispense in a device and named it as “Crowbar”. Initially, they trained the crows to collect all the cigarette butts in public places.

Interaction designer and experiment designer for Crowded Cities, Ruben Van Der Vleuten and Bob Spikman respectively with the inspiration taken from the Joshua Klein, a crow teacher who is training the crows in coin collection shaped the project and started their action, the result ‘Crowbar’. Their action shaped and ready to embark its pilot project.

How does the Crowbar works?

The device, the Crowbar scans all the crow droppings and after confirming that the crow droppings are indeed a cigarette butt the device automatically rewards the crow with food, hoping that the crow will inform the other crows and drag them to this mechanism.
According to the reports, every year nearly 4.5 trillion cigarette butts are being littered and carried to the water bodies as a part of non-biodegradable waste and pollute the marine animals, to overcome this situation they shaped this project.

Researchers suggested that the birds can learn accidentally and can easily interact with its fellow birds. The researchers also stated that the cognition in birds especially in crows and parrots reached the level to that of Apes and along with these birds mammals also developed the similar brain organizations which can improve their cognitive skills.

The logical Indian thinkers appreciated the latest innovative method which was initiated by the Crowded Cities, Netherlands to handle the rapidly increasing pollution problem.

We hope that it will be a grand success and another forwarding step in pollution control.

Author :
Igniting Minds Team


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