Fido could help robotic designers create a more socially optimized automaton in the future. Now if only he could finally learn how to fetch me some pizza, we'd be golden.
Keep track of your dog's health with a sensor that attaches to its collar.
Naki'o lost all four paws to frostbite and has become the very first pup to get outfitted with custom prosthetics for each leg.
Rufus the dog really loves artist Finn Stone's 'Cyberdog' sculpture, so they pose side-by-side for a photo.
Researchers have found that dogs can pick out the faces of other dogs when given an array of images that include other species.
Zoomer the robot dog is a playful and happy pup, and has the LEDs and servos to prove it.
Dogs can do all sorts of amazing things from leading the blind, to sniffing out drugs, but now it looks like they may soon take over behind the wheel too. Best of all, unlike those robotic Google drivers, these guys will shower you with doggie kisses when you get to your destination.
It turns out that dogs aren't just trying to get us soaking wet when they shake off excess water.
If we humans adorn ourselves with glow sticks and wristbands to make us stand out at places like concerts, it stands to reason the same idea would work to make Fido stand out on the street on a dark summer night. Unless your dog is one of those cloned versions with the glowing built into their genes, a neon glowing collar might be the only thing that could save their life.
Last September, brainiologists figured out that they could read people's minds by sticking them in an fMRI machine and tracking thought patterns. Scientists at Emory University have taken the obvious next step and put dogs in an fMRI machine to figure out what they're thinking. Here's a hint: steak. Steak. Bacon. Steak.