Wednesday, February 15, 2006

Robot Rodent

I guess this is a few years old, but it is new to me.
GUPI the robot Guinea Pig.

It looks and acts just like a real guinea pig - except for the pellets.
It has moods: fearful, curious, happy and sleepy.

You can lead it around with an infrared carrot pointer or let it explore on its own. Sensors keep it from falling down stairs and such.

Evidently it will also find its way out of a maze, sneeze and fart.
Right now it is only available in Europe.

GUPI - a guide to the one and only robotic guinea pig


Anonymous Cristobal said...

You say,
"It has moods: fearful, curious, happy and sleepy."

Sounds to me like it does much more than a real guinea pig.

11:48 AM, February 16, 2006  
Blogger Prospector said...

Indeed. They expanded the range of emotions of a real guinea pig to include curious and happy.

12:51 PM, February 16, 2006  

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