|Dogs might help teach|
robots social skills.
So, what does this have to do with dogs? Gabriella Lakatos of the Hungarian Academy of Science says that dogs might come to play an important role in the design of social robots.
Her study shows that dogs react differently to robots who behave socially compared to machines that just do their jobs, even if the device looks nothing like a human. This can give important insight into the robot's design.
According to Science Daily, humans interact differently with machines with a body than with cell phones or computers, and studying the dogs' interaction can help scientists understand the differences.
~ Maria Sadowski ~