Robot’s Best Friend?

If robot’s are to truly become more human-like in their behaviors, then maybe they need pets.  So the next thing is the Robo Dog.  The mechanical beast is a project of an electrical engineering student and a university lecturer at the University of Bradford in the UK.

How interesting would it be to see if the human-acting robots mentioned in yesterday’s post could give the robo dog commands of sit or fetch.  This is something I would like to see.

See the university media release for the whole story.  Below is the story from The Telegraph and Argus newspaper article.

A Robo Dog capable of appearing happy, hungry or even bored was showcased at a university open day to give employers the chance to see work from this year’s engineering students.

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