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This smart mat might be the smartest dog interpreter you’ll ever own

Have you seen those dog communication buttons? Over the past few years, some enterprising dog owners have really opened some eyes with these gadgets, essentially giving smart canines the opportunity to “speak” to their owners as they communicate thoughts and feelings like never before. — Read the rest

Source: https://boingboing.net/2021/05/24/this-smart-mat-might-be-the-smartest-dog-interpreter-youll-ever-own.html?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=this-smart-mat-might-be-the-smartest-dog-interpreter-youll-ever-own
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Artists outfitted robot dog Spot with a paintball gun in commentary on futuristic killer robots, just as NYDP deploys the same robot

On Tuesday, the New York Police Department reportedly unleashed Spot, the state-of-the-art robotic dog from Boston Dynamics, to do reconnaissance at a home invasion crime scene in the Bronx. Then yesterday (coincidentally?), art collective MSCHF launched their “Spot’s Rampage” installation in which the robot dog was outfitted with a paintball gun that the public could control via this Web interface. — Read the rest

Source: https://boingboing.net/2021/02/25/artists-outfitted-robot-dog-spot-with-a-paintball-gun-in-commentary-on-futuristic-killer-robots-just-as-nydp-deploys-the-same-robot.html
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The Article Was Written/Published By: David Pescovitz

Robot dog picks things up, opens doors, turns off gas

Picking up laundry: a better task for Spot the Boston Dynamics robot dog than whatever uses the authorities will dream up for it.

Now that Spot has an arm in addition to legs and cameras, it can do mobile manipulation. It finds and picks up objects (trash), tidies up the living room, opens doors, operates switches and valves, tends the garden, and generally has fun.

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Source: https://boingboing.net/2021/02/02/robot-dog-picking-things-up.html
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The Article Was Written/Published By: Rob Beschizza

NYPD’s New Robot Police Dog Will Get Special Arm For Opening Doors

The New York Police Department’s new robot dog will receive a special robotic arm for opening doors and moving objects next month, according to a new report from ABC7 in New York. The existence of the NYPD’s robot was first revealed in late October after it assisted in the apprehension of a suspect in Brooklyn. But d…

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Source: https://gizmodo.com/nypds-new-robot-police-dog-will-get-special-arm-for-ope-1845858406
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The Article Was Written/Published By: Matt Novak

TikTok Users Discover the Secret to Getting Rich: Dogecoin

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The bro influencers of TikTok, released into the wild with sick iPhone hacks and dropshipping tips but a few years ago, have matured from pups to the Wolves of Social Media. Now they’re harnessing that power with a pump-and-dump scheme involving Dogecoin, the joke currency made of memes, and also Elon Musk’s favorite…

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Source: https://gizmodo.com/tiktok-users-discover-the-secret-to-getting-rich-dogec-1844294679
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The Article Was Written/Published By: Whitney Kimball

Boston Dynamics’ Spot robot dog is now a $75k business expense

Boston Dynamics’ robot dog, Spot, has been put up for sale to businesses, offering a four-legged – and somewhat creepy – way to integrate a robot into the workforce. The news expands on Boston Dynamics’ early-adopter program launched last September, and marked Spot’s move from development platform into regular production. Around 150 of the robots were deployed as part of … Continue reading

Source: https://www.slashgear.com/boston-dynamics-spot-robot-dog-is-now-a-75k-business-expense-16625060/
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The Article Was Written/Published By: Chris Davies