DarwinBot – The Pet Companion Robot

Jordan’s a developer on the Microsoft Robotics Team and recently built a remotely operated robot for interacting and playing with his pet over the internet. It has two way audio and video through Skype, a ball launcher, treat dispenser, ball recovery arm and a pan & tilt camera.

It is built on the Parallax EDDIE hardware platform with the Microsoft Robotics Developer Studio 4 development tool.

Find out more at http://www.microsoft.com/robotics

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25 thoughts on “DarwinBot – The Pet Companion Robot

  1. SWEEEEET! You …
    SWEEEEET! You should make a patent, mass produce these, sell them for a fare price, and you would be a millionaire….you wouldn’t need that full-time job anymore. BTW make it a Playstation controller, and everyone would die? for one of those ;D

  2. This is our future …
    This is our future instead of? telecommuting to the office, we’ll live at the office and telecommute to home.

  3. great work, this is …
    great work, this is just the beginning to? helpfull technology 🙂

  4. this is amazing, …
    this is amazing, how do you not like something like this. this is? brilliant

  5. Awesome project! …
    Awesome project! Parallax Eddie and RDS is a? very cool combination!

  6. Any dog left alone? …
    Any dog left alone? more than four hours at a time should have another dog as a companion! (A foster dog sitter refused to let me have just one upon hearing that I was gone 10 hours a day). How does your dog eliminate? Don’t you at least have a dog walker in the middle of the day? Frankly, this makes me angry.

  7. i think a second …
    i think a second dog, or? even a cat would have been nicer 🙂

  8. My girlfriend and I …
    My girlfriend and I decided it was just better to rescue another dog from the pound so that they can both play together while we are at work. We can remote in from our Android Google phones to small wireless IP cameras around the house anytime to check? in on them and view what they are doing. As for dispensing treats they sell treat dispensing devices on the market that are time released.

  9. first off that’s? …
    first off that’s? not even a dog. it’s a large rat and no animal should ever be named darwin.

  10. nope the dog will …
    nope the dog will need to clean up too? much from the engineers

  11. First it was a …
    First it was a hobby, but than ms thought lets? promote this for our dev software.

    Anyway now 50 idiots are jealous because the don’t got a awesome robot.

  12. So you both have …
    So you both have full-time jobs. Get a dog walker, you can afford it and it would be way? nicer for Darwin. Poor dog.

  13. nice? try microsoft …
    nice? try microsoft.
    but that awful ad-backround-music gave you away.

  14. I hope you get …
    I hope you get Darwin another dog to interact like a dog with? dog behaviors & they can snuggle if want

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