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Title: Where's my damn robotic puppy?
Post by: rcjordan on February 27, 2017, 02:26:28 PM
8-10 years ago, my elderly/disabled mom wanted a dog for company but knew she couldn't care for it. I would have bought her a (already discontinued) Sony Aibo in a heartbeat, but she wanted it to be life-like (furry) rather than techno.  I scoured the internet for months, then years, thinking that this 'comfort tech' was surely just around the corner.

What's the hold-up? Just stick some fake fur and eyeballs on a self-docking Roomba module and let it come out (autonomously) and bark and wag its tail. That's all I needed. It's a decade later, so maybe throw in a little AI to make it come when called.

Damn it, still makes me mad. Ping me if/when there is such a thing.
Title: Re: Where's my damn robotic puppy?
Post by: Drastic on February 27, 2017, 02:58:46 PM
A friend let's things like this drive what she next mfgs and sells via ecomm.
Title: Re: Where's my damn robotic puppy?
Post by: Rupert on February 27, 2017, 02:59:59 PM
A Cat work for you?

http://www.robotshop.com/en/hasbro-silver-white-cat-interactive-companion.html
Title: Re: Where's my damn robotic puppy?
Post by: rcjordan on February 27, 2017, 03:52:41 PM
>cat

Close. Almost bought one when they first came out just to see where it failed.  Pleo was closer, just needed to be a puppy instead of a reptile.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pleo
Title: Re: Where's my damn robotic puppy?
Post by: rcjordan on March 07, 2017, 05:45:39 PM
NOT a @#$%^ puppy!  Looks like a damn bowling pin.

http://www.digitaltrends.com/cool-tech/mayfield-robotics-kuri-face-voice-ifttt-update/
Title: Re: Where's my damn robotic puppy?
Post by: littleman on March 07, 2017, 05:56:58 PM
There is a puppy version too from Gimp's link:
http://www.robotshop.com/en/hasbro-golden-pup-interactive-robot-toy-dog.html
Title: Re: Where's my damn robotic puppy?
Post by: littleman on March 07, 2017, 05:58:00 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QNNK6Cpon3Y <= video of it
Title: Re: Where's my damn robotic puppy?
Post by: rcjordan on March 07, 2017, 06:02:50 PM
Thanks. I checked out all the Hasbro line when it was released. Crude animatrons, at best.  Not even close to semi-autonomous. The first thing to look for is a self-recharging dock, like the Roomba has.
Title: Re: Where's my damn robotic puppy?
Post by: rcjordan on March 07, 2017, 06:15:28 PM
<added>

I have one of these. Even if it's over 16 yrs old, it's better than the toys out there now.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tekno_the_Robotic_Puppy
Title: Re: Where's my damn robotic puppy?
Post by: rcjordan on August 30, 2017, 12:42:33 AM
https://www.digitaltrends.com/cool-tech/miro-robot-dog-elderly-care/
Title: Re: Where's my damn robotic puppy?
Post by: ergophobe on August 30, 2017, 01:20:55 AM
I can't resist...

Quote
You know, the best friend I ever had was a dog
It sounds like a cliche unless itís happened to you
Some days that dog was the only reason I even got out of bed
That dog went everywhere with me
And then I heard the crack addicts
Were stealiní dogs and selling them for animal research
It sounded like an urban myth to me
Like the mouse in the Coke bottle
But I started leaviní her at home after that
You know, Paula was my wife for a while
She ran off to Paris with the great grandson of Van Gogh
A cartoonist who did fashion graphics for Le Monde
When Paula left she took my dog
I never saw her again
Except in the court during the custody battle
She won and got to keep the dog
And I didnít speak to anyone for months

-- Dan Bern, "Estelle"
Title: Re: Where's my damn robotic puppy?
Post by: rcjordan on November 01, 2017, 05:05:11 AM
Sony's Aibo Robotic Dog Is Back

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-11-01/sony-s-aibo-robotic-dog-is-back-with-new-tricks-for-ai-era
Title: Re: Where's my damn robotic puppy?
Post by: rcjordan on March 05, 2018, 05:06:33 PM
So, hereís a robotic cat you can 3D print


https://thenextweb.com/creativity/2018/03/05/forget-aibo-heres-opencat-a-3d-printable-pi-powered-open-source-cat-robot/
Title: Re: Where's my damn robotic puppy?
Post by: rcjordan on May 08, 2018, 05:06:34 PM
Sony sells thousands of Aibo robot dogs as it considers US launch

http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2018/05/08/sony-sells-thousands-aibo-robot-dogs-as-it-considers-us-launch.html


Other articles have said it requires a subscription service. No thanks.
Title: Re: Where's my damn robotic puppy?
Post by: rcjordan on August 23, 2018, 10:14:44 PM
Cloud-Connected, AI-Powered Aibo Coming to US for $2,899

https://www.tomshardware.com/news/sony-aibo-specs-pricing,37687.html#xtor=RSS-5

No cloud! I want it smart enough to go for my jugular all on its own.
Title: Re: Where's my damn robotic puppy?
Post by: DrCool on January 10, 2020, 10:08:13 PM
Well RC, look what was at CES this year: https://tombot.com/

Just a lap dog for now but it is a start.
Title: Re: Where's my damn robotic puppy?
Post by: rcjordan on January 10, 2020, 10:44:46 PM
Hey! I'd have bought that in a heartbeat for my mom.

If it would walk over to its charger are do an autonomous recharge, I'd buy it now.
Title: Re: Where's my damn robotic puppy?
Post by: littleman on January 11, 2020, 12:31:12 AM
A bit of uncanny valley there.
Title: Re: Where's my damn robotic puppy?
Post by: littleman on January 25, 2020, 10:59:30 PM
Adam Savage Tests Boston Dynamics' Spot Robot (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k7s1sr4JdlI)