Saturday, June 28, 2008

Robot Eco Dogs

This news story sort of has to do with Little Brother, the book I just read, since the author talked about this story in the Bibliography in the back.


"For the Feral Dogs Project Jeremijenko has worked with numerous student groups to create packs of roving robo-dogs, which are “released” en masse into a community space to sniff out harmful VOCs, ozone, and other environmental toxins. The ‘packs’ of feral robotic dogs are designed to “patrol” sites of public interest like schools, parks, and industrial sites, in order to generate community and media attention on the issue on contaminants in the environment."

How cool is that? These students are hacking into toy robot dogs and turning them into toxic waste detectors!
I would LOVE to make one of these at home, but I'm definitely not tech savvy enough to do it.

Here's a link to the Feral Robotic Dogs website:
http://www.nyu.edu/projects/xdesign/feralrobots/



Speaking of robots, I saw the movie Wall*e tonight, and fell in love with it. If you don't love it for the adorableness of robot romance then you'll at least be awed by the cool computer animation.



5 comments:

xXxVynnxXx said...

COOL!! That's weird that you would bring up the robot dog now, because it kind of looks like a chihuahua and we just got two new chihuahuas!! I'm dog-sitting them right now because my sis is taking a shower. one (Kiba) is mine and the other (Artemis) is Audra's.

Yeah, I wanted to see Wall*e last night, but we never did...

Cuppy said...

that's shweet. environmental robot dogs are cool.

xXxVynnxXx said...

I KNO!! btw, I saw Wall*e last night!! It. Was. AWESOME!!! <3<3<333

Beachbum said...

those dogs sound cool. do you know what parts of the world they are releasing the dogs?
i saw walle friday night. i loved it as well. and it wasn't only a super cute robo romance, it had a good message. it was so awesome.
-Christine♥

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