The Consumer Electronics Show (CES) is an annual extravaganza where companies unveil exciting hew technologies - and that includes our furry best friends. Technology is going to the dogs, cats and other pets as high-end gadgetry were showcases at the said event. This offered was in which smart devices can help improve the lives of animals and their owners.
Here's a look at some of the best pet-friendly tech unveiled at CES:
Sony Aibo Robot Dog
Last year's revive of this robodog was a success despite the hefty price tag. So this year, Sony is yet again aimed at getting these dogs into our homes. So, if you're thinking about getting a dog but isn't quite ready yet, prepare to shell out $1700 plus a monthly subscription.
So what's in store for this expensive robot dog? The dog has a ton of technology built in. This adorable pup has artificial intelligence, sensors, speaker, microphone and cameras and wireless capabilities. This cute little pup can do most things that a dog can do like bark, sit, wag, respond to voice commands, play games, etc. There are multiple touch zones and microphone to pick up voice commands.
Pet Cube is an interactive pet camera that lt owners talk to and play with their furry friends even when they are away from home. Pet Cube is a pet detection technology that uses Artificial Intelligence (AI) and machine learning to recognize pet triggers, pet selfies (yes, eventually this is inevitable.) and initiate two-way video calls.
An upgrade to the Pet Cube will allow the pets to phone their owners, send selfie videos, and clips that are made instantly shareable. Pet Cube can recognize pets to humans thanks to machine learning.
Actijoy Pet Tracking System
The problem when you leave your pet at home with food for the day is that it often eat more than what it needs. They don't track their eating habits; thereby making them overweight. Actijoy solves this problem by helping your pet figure out how often do they need to feed and how much do they need. Actijoy Pet Tracking System is an activity tracker connected to the dog's food dish. The system uses scales to measure food and water intake and it also keeps track of your pet's water.
With busy schedules, duties and responsibilities the time we spent playing with our dogs is probably next to none. Pebbly is a smart pet ball that comes with a camera and a smart collar that let you interact with your dog even when you're away. The built-in camera lets you interact and play with your dog on the phone. It can also be set to automatically play with your pup.
Petrcis Smart Pet Bed
This bed and activity tracker makes sure that your dog is receiving the best level of comfort. The bed lets you increase or decrease the temperature so your furry friend can sleep well at night. The bed also comes with a scale to keep track of their weight.
Wagz Dog Collar and Pet System
Wagz is a tracking system, smart feeder, pet door and a lot more. It has all the features a pet owner needs to keep track of their pets the smartest way possible. One advantage of this product is that it is in partnership with Black & Decker. Which means that their's a bright future for this smart pet system.
Whether you're looking for a pet toy, pet feeder, or just about anything else things have got a lot smarter for our furry friends. And thanks to the power of the internet, even our dogs can stay connected wherever we may be.