The ‘Haptic Cow' may have recently won Sarah Baillie the Most Innovative Teacher of the Year Award, but did she ever consider the real cow's feelings? Imagine the rush of emotions: jealousy, relief, maybe even arousal.
Miss Baillie's invention solves one of the biggest problems in veterinary medicine. That is, once your hand is up a cow's butt you can't really see anything you're doing. Now with robotic organs and a monitor, she can teach students exactly what they should (and definitely should not) be grabbing.
On a related note, Miss Baillie claims she is also working on a 'Haptic Horse'. Kent Smith may well have some ideas for her, as evidenced by this September's Photoshop Contest entry:
If you'd like to be put in touch, Miss Baille, please let me know. [Wired]