Saturday, September 29, 2018

Your Fat Dog Needs a Robot Treat Dispenser?

Does your FAT dog need a robot treat-dispenser? That's the not-too-well thought out pitch for Varram a "robot designed for pet fitness."

I'll let the hive mind of the internet figure out what might go wrong here (dogs chewing up the dispenser for one) or why this thing might not actually have a market (since chasing a food dispenser 20 feet is not actually exercise).

This thing is looking for Kickstarter money.  To be clear, I think robot dog training is clearly the future. But this is not that... yet.

Related Links:
** The Robots Are Coming
** Dog Training With Skype and Treat Dispenser
** E-Collars and Back-to-the-Future Dog Training
** Robot Dog Training Is Not Ready for Prime Time
** Robotic Crate Training for Dogs

1 comment:

Viatecio said...

I would prefer my dog NOT compulsively chase around an automated food dispenser waiting for a tidbit to fall out, thanks.

Much rather prefer that he actually work to get the food out himself, and only at mealtimes when I give it to him in measured amounts in said toy.