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

Scientists develop a sound device to allow monkeys living in a Finnish zoo to play sounds and music

Aalto University researchers designed a sound device for white-face sakis living in Korkesaari Zoo. Photo: Annika Sorjonen / Korkeasaari Zo Sound is a promising way to stimulate zoo animals and increase their welfare, as shown by a  study from Aalto University collaborating with Helsinki’s Korkeasaari Zoo. Researchers built a device that plays different sounds for … Continue reading Scientists develop a sound device to allow monkeys living in a Finnish zoo to play sounds and music

Tech for Farm Animals – 101

Who has not already heard about milking robots and the so-called Precision Agriculture? Yes, the tech for farm animals is gaining momentum and is taking advantage of recent trends in computing, such in cloud computing, edge computing and Internet of Things (IoT) computing, networking and sensing. Yet, technologies for farm animals is not just about … Continue reading Tech for Farm Animals – 101

Energy Harvesting with Farm Animals – Watts All The Fuss About?

A chat with David Blažević With the recent increase in the number of free-grazing farm animals, an area of interested has opened up in Animal-Computing to look at ways to monitor and keep track of animals whilst they are out alone foraging. One way this has been proposed is through tracking and monitoring animals whilst … Continue reading Energy Harvesting with Farm Animals – Watts All The Fuss About?