As we all know most robotic pets are focused on being “cute”. Gaetano de Cicco’s Dog-Bot concept however is focused on functionality. The Turin-based designer chose Samsung as the corporate backer for the faceless android canine, which has an interactive screen for a “face”, relaying information via simple graphics like exclamation marks, dots, and lights. The renders show it identifying and chasing a ball; we’d imagine that it would be even more useful for roaming the grounds, identifying intruders and other potential threats.
Would you buy one?
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