if you’ve ever dreamed of having a robot dog (no, not the toy kind), samsung has come one step closer to realizing that dream for us all. designer Gaetano de Cicco and samsung have prototyped a ‘dog-bot’, potentially the future of smart pets.
—By Luisa Tarantino
Samsung and the Turin-based Designer’s ‘Dog Bot’ definitely looks like a dog – but a faceless one. The prototype has a screen as a face, which relays information via simple graphics like exclamation marks, dots, and lights, as well as show notifications. Standing on four metallic legs, the bot is enveloped in white weather resistant elastic material, De Cicco’s design relies on its minimalism. Running on an AI computing system, the bot is fully autonomous, which means that it can be taught new tricks, respond to calls, and will adapt to your lifestyle.