Th3 Core
Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.
Did you miss your activation email?
September 21, 2017, 05:03:16 AM

Login with username, password and session length
News
Stats
49711 Posts in 6049 Topics by 186 Members
Latest Member: DavidBrown
Search:     Advanced search
* Home active threads unread threads Help Search Login Register
+  Th3 Core
|-+  Why We Are Here
| |-+  Hardware & Technology
| | |-+  Where's my damn robotic puppy?
« previous next »
Pages: [1] Print
Author Topic: Where's my damn robotic puppy?  (Read 879 times)
rcjordan
I'm consulting the authorities on the subject
Global Moderator
Hero Member
*****
Posts: 5684

Debbie says...


View Profile
« 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.
Logged
Drastic
Need a bigger hammer...
Global Moderator
Hero Member
*****
Posts: 2083

Resident Redneck


View Profile
« Reply #1 on: February 27, 2017, 02:58:46 PM »

A friend let's things like this drive what she next mfgs and sells via ecomm.
Logged
Rupert
Inner Core
Hero Member
*
Posts: 2076

George in a previous life.


View Profile WWW
« Reply #2 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
Logged

... Make sure you live before you die.
rcjordan
I'm consulting the authorities on the subject
Global Moderator
Hero Member
*****
Posts: 5684

Debbie says...


View Profile
« Reply #3 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
Logged
rcjordan
I'm consulting the authorities on the subject
Global Moderator
Hero Member
*****
Posts: 5684

Debbie says...


View Profile
« Reply #4 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/
Logged
littleman
Administrator
Hero Member
*****
Posts: 3269


View Profile
« Reply #5 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
Logged
littleman
Administrator
Hero Member
*****
Posts: 3269


View Profile
« Reply #6 on: March 07, 2017, 05:58:00 PM »

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QNNK6Cpon3Y <= video of it
Logged
rcjordan
I'm consulting the authorities on the subject
Global Moderator
Hero Member
*****
Posts: 5684

Debbie says...


View Profile
« Reply #7 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.
Logged
rcjordan
I'm consulting the authorities on the subject
Global Moderator
Hero Member
*****
Posts: 5684

Debbie says...


View Profile
« Reply #8 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
Logged
rcjordan
I'm consulting the authorities on the subject
Global Moderator
Hero Member
*****
Posts: 5684

Debbie says...


View Profile
« Reply #9 on: August 30, 2017, 12:42:33 AM »

https://www.digitaltrends.com/cool-tech/miro-robot-dog-elderly-care/
Logged
ergophobe
Inner Core
Hero Member
*
Posts: 3209


View Profile
« Reply #10 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"
Logged
Pages: [1] Print 
« previous next »
Go to the Active page, the Unread page, or jump to:  

  Powered by SMF 1.1.20 | SMF © 2013, Simple Machines
Mercury design by Bloc