Jordan Correa, a robotics developer with Microsoft, built a dog-sitting robot that lets the owner interact with his dog over the internet
Using the Parallax EDDIE hardware platform and Microsoft Robotics Developer Studio 4, Correa constructed a robot that can interact with his dog much like he would himself
Everything is controlled with an Xbox 360 controller, which the owner uses remotely to drive the DarwinBot around and activate its various features
When Jordan Correa and his wife both started working full time, they found themselves away from their home much more often, leaving their dog, Darwin, alone all day. Most people would have just had to leave the problem as is, or maybe get a part time pet sitter. But Correa, being a test developer for the Microsoft Robotics Team, came up with a solution right in line with his talents and built a dog-sitting robot, so he could play and speak with his pet over the internet while he's at work.
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