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Tag: Dogs

Robotic Dog Uses AI to Learn to Walk in Under 20 Minutes

Robotic Dog Uses AI to Learn to Walk in Under 20 Minutes
A group of researchers at the University of California Berkeley have trained a dog to walk on various terrain in under twenty minutes using machine learning. Using a ‘deep reinforcement’ form of artificial intelligence, the robot can quickly acclimate to traversing almost any ground cover it finds itself on.

Man Spends $15,791 on Ultra-Realistic Dog Costume

Man Spends $15,791 on Ultra-Realistic Dog Costume
Because we all have dreams, and everyone’s dreams are different, a Japanese man named Toko recently spent $15,791 on an ultra-realistic Border Collie costume so he could dress up as his favorite dog breed. Hey, different strokes for different folks – that’s what my favorite high school substitute teacher Mrs.

Dogs vs. Cats Chess Set: The Battle for Pet Supremacy

Dogs vs. Cats Chess Set: The Battle for Pet Supremacy
Dogs or cats – which makes the best pet? Depends on who and when you ask, but if you ask me on a day my dog pooped on the living room carpet, I’d probably say cats.

Toyota Patents Dog Walking Robot That Can Pick Up After Your Pet

Toyota Patents Dog Walking Robot That Can Pick Up After Your Pet
Because picking up poop is one of the least desirable aspects of dog walking, Toyota recently applied for patents related to a dog-walking robot that can even clean up after a dog takes care of its business.

This Mini Wiener Dog Speaker Cranks Out Dachsounds

This Mini Wiener Dog Speaker Cranks Out Dachsounds
The driver in a speaker cabinet that puts out the low frequencies is called a “woofer” or a “subwoofer,” but I’m guessing this 3″ long wiener dog speaker is more about his charm and cute looks than his abilities to produce deep bass.

Shiba Inu Marshmallows: So Sugar, Such Delicious

Shiba Inu Marshmallows: So Sugar, Such Delicious
Shiba Inu dogs and marshmallows are two of the sweetest things on the planet, so it only makes sense that they’ve finally been merged together into a single thing. Thanks to the folks at Japanese retailer Felissimo, we now have adorable and squeezy treats made to look like adorable and squeezy dogs.

Flexy Paw Makes Taking Perfect Pet Portraits Easy

Flexy Paw Makes Taking Perfect Pet Portraits Easy
My kids don’t like taking pictures, especially my son. They won’t stand close to each other and the only way I can get pictures of them together is to snap the pics with them unawares. Ol’ Jetty McJetface is the same way.

Cozmo Robot Will Soon Recognize Your Pets

Cozmo Robot Will Soon Recognize Your Pets
If you own the adorable Cozmo robot, you will soon be able to have it interact with your pets. By that, I mean more than just the getting its tracks clogged with pet hair. An upgrade is scheduled to roll out during the week of December 5th that will add new functionality to this tiny robot, which includes reactions to dog and cats.

Scientists Prove Dogs Understand Human Words

Scientists Prove Dogs Understand Human Words
We have a neighbor that weirds me out when she talks to her dogs. She will randomly scream at them when they do something she doesn’t like as if she were talking to a child. I always wonder what the dogs think as they continue doing whatever they were doing to begin with, and she keeps talking.

Play Fallout 4 as Dogmeat

Play Fallout 4 as Dogmeat
The first of the companions you come across in Fallout 4 is Dogmeat as he haplessly barks at the gas pump right outside Sanctuary. You can befriend him, but honestly he sort of sucks as a companion.

Derby the Dog Gets New 3D Printed Legs

Derby the Dog Gets New 3D Printed Legs
Sadly, Derby the dog was born with a deformity that left him without the ability to walk without some sort of assistance. Derby had an initial set of 3D printed prosthetics that allowed him to get around, but weren’t perfect.

Tindog: Tinder for Dogs

Tindog: Tinder for Dogs
Dogs get lonely too. What about your dog? He or she could probably benefit from some casual encounters with dogs nearby. Maybe you are lonely too. You could both get lucky if you find the right dog owner.

The Motorola Scout 5000 Lets You Track Your Dog Like The Canine NSA

The Motorola Scout 5000 Lets You Track Your Dog Like The Canine NSA
What’s your dog’s name? “Viktor Erstmann von Drakenhoff IV?” That’s a bit much… oh, you call him “Vicky” for short. Still weird, but whatever. Has Vicky ever escaped from your yard? Have you ever wanted to spy on him from the comfort of your computer?

The Pugs of Westeros Is Missing The Hound

The Pugs of Westeros Is Missing The Hound
To celebrate the release of the fourth series of Game of Thrones on blinkbox, the company created this amusing video starring three pugs. It is titled The Pugs of Westeros, and stars Roxy, Blue and Bono playing dog versions of all of the main characters.

Big Head Animal Totes are All About the Animals

Big Head Animal Totes are All About the Animals
Show your love for animals like never before by toting around one of these bags. They do away with all the usual added frills and designs and feature nothing else but a giant animal head.

Skyrim Canine Costumes: FUS RO DOG!

Skyrim Canine Costumes: FUS RO DOG!
Alicia Scantlin spread the Skyrim mania to her pets, crocheting Dragonborn and stegosaurus dragon costumes for her dogs. Internet, I am disappoint. Where are the Atlas and P-body dog costumes?