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Porcine gamers
« on: February 28, 2021, 07:34:54 PM »
Researchers have found that pigs can be trained to play video games, using only their snouts to manipulate a joystick in front of a computer monitor. Scientists at Pennsylvania State University tested two Yorkshire pigs named Hamlet and Omelette, and two Panepinto micro pigs, Ebony and Ivory. They found that the highly intelligent swine plowed through levels of difficulty to excel at the game. But Hamlet and Omelette were forced to retire after 12 weeks because “they had grown too large to stand long enough to complete sessions.” The Penn State team plans to expand its research by using touchscreens and other technology to test the pigs’ abilities.

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Re: Porcine gamers
« Reply #1 on: February 28, 2021, 08:41:33 PM »
Researchers have found that pigs can be trained to play video games, using only their snouts to manipulate a joystick in front of a computer monitor. Scientists at Pennsylvania State University tested two Yorkshire pigs named Hamlet and Omelette, and two Panepinto micro pigs, Ebony and Ivory. They found that the highly intelligent swine plowed through levels of difficulty to excel at the game. But Hamlet and Omelette were forced to retire after 12 weeks because “they had grown too large to stand long enough to complete sessions.” The Penn State team plans to expand its research by using touchscreens and other technology to test the pigs’ abilities.

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