Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Dogs as Sensors

It's not Google Glass for dogs, but  that's probably where this effort is ultimately headed. Researchers at Georgia Institute of Technology have been hard at work on creating FIDO: Facilitating Interactions for Dogs with Occupations. Through the use of a small backpack computer equipped with a variety of pull toys, service dogs will be able to communicate nuances about circumstances to their owners. Initial development of the project has focused on guide dogs and those employed for bomb sniffing. With regard to this last category, consideration is also being given as to how a dog could be remotely monitored and controlled with this technology. More below:

(Christian Science Monitor, July 16, 2013)

Comment: More proof that we are headed toward a world where everything is going to be a sensor...

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