Why Robot Dogs Are Here To Stay
June 12, 2022
For years, scholars and innovators have been intrigued by the potential of robotics and Artificial Intelligence (AI) technology. Robo-dogs are rapidly becoming more intelligent and emotionally responsive. AI-based robotic pets that mimic human behavior are the future of creature comfort.
The Age of AIBO
Sony released AIBO (Artificial Intelligence Robot), one of the most iconic and innovative entertainment robotic dogs. Even though the AIBO was built for fun, its equipment is quite complicated. It can listen to spoken orders, shake hands, walk, and chase a ball thanks to its touch, hearing, sight, and balancing abilities. It can also express happiness, sadness, fear, anger, hatred, and surprise, alongside other emotions. Tail wagging, eye color changes, body movements, as well as a series of sounds such as barks, whines, and growls, is how it reveals its emotional status.
Are They Worth the Hype?
They say that dogs are a man’s best friend, so could having a robodog actually be more beneficial? Robo-dogs can come in handy for owners who suffer from allergies. Also, since robo-dogs have AI-driven personalities, they may adapt to their owner’s character and routine, forming a personal emotional bond similar to that of a beloved pet. It’s also likely that robo-dogs will require less maintenance and health care than regular dogs.