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Microsoft developer creates robot so he can play with his dog remotely

Microsoft developer creates robot so he can play with his dog remotely

by SUSAN WYATT / KING 5 News

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KING5.com

Posted on February 20, 2012 at 3:39 PM

Updated Tuesday, Feb 21 at 8:39 AM

A developer on the Microsoft Robotics Team has built a remotely operated robot for interacting and playing with his pet over the internet.

Jordan Correa named “DarwinBot” after his dog, Darwin. The robot is entirely remote controlled over the Internet, and can launch a ball, retrieve it with its arm, and even dispense doggy treats.

Jordan says because he and his wife both work, it was heartbreaking that Darwin was home alone so many hours in the day.

"Primarily, I wanted to build something that would entertain Darwin, but I also thought it would be fun to create something that would allow me to check on him from work," he said.

 

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