Dogs are clearly extremely intelligent animals, after all, they would not be hanging out with us if they were dumb, right? There are many tricks which you can teach a dog, but are they smart enough to make use of a tablet? Apparently so, at least according to a certain Anna Jane Grossman. Grossman is a trainer and co-owner of School for the Dogs in New York, where she uses […]
Will.i.am ventures into a non-music related business idea - a smartdog toy.
We know you pet owners may find it difficult to leave your furry little friend at home while you’re at work all day, making it nearly impossible to keep them from being bored while you’re gone. But DirecTV will soon offer relief to you dog owners as they’ll soon be broadcasting television programming specifically for dogs.DirecTV will begin offering DogTV for an additional $5.99 a month in the Q3 2013 […]
Hmmm, it seems to me that our four legged friends whom we have come to know, love, and absolutely cannot live without might be wearing a different hat soon – instead of being a living, breathing alarm or security guard around your home’s perimeters, how about having Fido drive you around town? Yes sir, the previous two months have been especially interesting for animal trainer Mark Vette as he spent […]
You know, it is rather sad that a dog can actually end up obese (a first world problem) simply because its owners do not want to give it the proper amount of care and exercise. As you know, every problem has its own solution, and with the case of obese dogs, insurance company More Th>n has come up with what they deem to be the world’s first dog stair lift. […]
Japanese company NSK has demonstrated a working prototype of a robot guide dog that could one day be used to help visually impaired people. The same robot was previously shown in a lab environment. In practical terms, the robot would be a replacement for the real guide dogs that require a long and expensive training (months). Obviously, real dogs have a great benefit: they come with a preloaded form of […]
A Korean designer named Hyun-Seok Kim has recently come up with a concept for a new robot floor cleaner and no, it’s not the Roomba. Maybe if you split the Roomba into four robots and add a pinch of cuteness. Called the Puppy Robotic, this cleaning robot is bound to put a smile on anyone’s face when they see the robots in action.
If you own a Siberian husky, I’m sure you would know how thirsty those dogs get. Well, a husky owner decided to build an automatic water dish filler so that he doesn’t have to spend so much time each day refilling his dog’s bowl of water. Unsatisfied with the current auto-filling dishes available on the market he diced to build his own solution. Using a kitchen water supply with a […]
If your guard dog doesn’t have a bite, then you better make sure it has a bark. But if your dog doesn’t have either, you might be in trouble – or are you? Introducing the Woofer. This T-Shirt designed for dogs comes with a built in speaker to turn your dog into a “portable” MP3 player. All you have to do is load it up with music, hit the play […]
As if we didn’t have enough robot toy dogs running around the place, Activision has announced that they will be releasing the Wappy Dog this year. Developed by Sega, the Wappy Dog is a toy robot dog that keeps you company when you’re bored and want someone to play with. What makes the Wappy Dog special is that it will interact with the Wappy Dog Nintendo DS game that ships […]
Always wanted a dog that didn’t bark in the middle of the night? Well, now thanks to technology, you can! And no we don’t mean removing the vocal chords of your dog – but by building a robot dog instead. A Japanese hobbyist who specializes in robot creation, Igaa-san, recently posted a video online of his latest project – a robot dog that uses Kondo hobby servo motors to move […]
Tired of having to clean up after your dog every time you take it out for a walk? Wish there was an easier way or that your dog didn’t have to take its business with it everywhere it went? Well, you can’t stop your doing from doing what it needs to do – sometimes when you gotta go, you just gotta go. So the next best thing you can do […]
Remote controlled cars will probably be incredibly boring after you play with a remote-controlled dog that is several miles away. The smart folks over at Auburn University have come up with a GPS backpack system that allows you to control specially trained dogs from a long distance. The backpack contains vibrating side panels and can emit tones to direct the dog and the inclusion of a high-resolution GPS system and […]
Dogs have been said to be man’s best friend for untold centuries, and to sit around a campfire, sipping on some piping hot chocolate while roasting marshmallows, retelling tales of your pooch’s glorious past and how he saved your life countless times is something legends are made out of. Well, that might not be too far fetched in the future, as from 2008 onwards, researchers led by GyÃ¶rgy Horvath MD, […]