DogPhone Could Empower ‘Pandemic Pups’ to Stay In Touch With Their Owners

On the internet, the old saying goes, nobody knows you’re a dog – but that could be set to change with the invention of a device which helps pets place video calls to their owners. The system, dubbed DogPhone, is the first of its kind to empower animals to use the internet to contact their owners.  In … Continue reading DogPhone Could Empower ‘Pandemic Pups’ to Stay In Touch With Their Owners

How to Train Birds to Use Tablets: An Interview with Jennifer Cunha

After teaching inner-city children to read, Jennifer Cunha took this experience and began teaching her cockatoo phonics and reading skills using Tablets. During this experience, she has been interested in their behaviour, asking questions like how parrots can use communication boards and what they would use tablets for? Digging into this further, we interviewed her … Continue reading How to Train Birds to Use Tablets: An Interview with Jennifer Cunha

Researchers Find Dogs Prefer Robots to Look like Dog-Like But Dog Owners Do Not

Robots are increasingly being used in our homes, from robot vacuums to help with cleaning to using voice-agents to play music. Especially for social robots such as Siri and Alexia which communicate with us, these robots take many different forms, from having human-like faces and features to static boxes that talk in human voices. Recently … Continue reading Researchers Find Dogs Prefer Robots to Look like Dog-Like But Dog Owners Do Not