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June 6, 2005 7:03 PM   Subscribe

Feral Robotic Dogs OUT THERE, in happy family homes, in the offices of corporate executives, in toy stores through out the globe, is an army of robotic dogs. These semi-autonomous robotic creatures, though currently programmed to perform inane or entertaining tasks: begging for plastic bones; barking to the tune of national anthems; walking in circles; are actually fully motile and AWAITING FURTHER INSTRUCTIONS.
posted by warbaby (4 comments total)

 
Seeing-eye robot dogs are much needed to supplement the current low supply of actual seeing-eye dogs. The latter are so time-consuming to train.

I would also like to see a new crop of bomb-sniffing robot dogs.

We're so far behind in robot technology when compared to the fabulous predictions made a decade or so ago.

And, yes, I would also like to own a robot to trim my lawn and earn an income for me.
posted by ember at 12:20 AM on June 7, 2005


ember, half of what you are looking for exists.
posted by knave at 12:54 AM on June 7, 2005


Anyone remember Toby from Alan Moore's Halo Jones? He was sort of stealth feral.
posted by Clay201 at 2:11 AM on June 7, 2005


bark! bark! another metafilter post, master!
posted by natebox at 11:58 AM on June 7, 2005


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