Thursday, September 12, 2013

Soon my dogs will want an iPaw!

I think my dogs frown on all the time I spend in front of the computer instead of playing with them. If I'm home I take frequent breaks to play soccer or rub furry tummies, but to be honest, I spend more time at the office than with them.

What if they had their own computers? Sounds silly, right? Because only humans use technology.

Wrong.

According to The Telegraph, scientists are designing computers for dogs, so they can play, operate household appliances, and communicate with their humans. Wouldn't it be cool if they could answer the phone?

Part of the problem with current technology is that dogs aren't used to doing stuff with their paws. They can learn to poke buttons, but using their noses and mouths comes easier.

This doesn't have to be an obstacle; more and more devices such as cell phones use gestures to control what happens. The iPhone, for instance, has motion sensitive technology that allows users to control it with a shake.

Computers for dogs sounds like science fiction, but the devices might be here before we know it. A British team is working on computer based toys and games for animals to teach them how to use devices. They've been awarded a grant to develop kennels with computer technology.

Read the entire article here, and check out this video!



~ Maria Sadowski ~

2 comments:

  1. I like the idea of running home appliances! Us dogs could really get busy in the kitchen when Mom is gone!

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    1. And you are so good at cooking and baking. Imagine all the treats you could make and eat without her knowing, LOL! ;-)

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