In tests conducted in structured and unstructured environments, dogs using the system reportedly showed an overall obedience accuracy rate of nearly 87 percent
Major the dog, suited up with the control system
The system operates autonomously, guiding dogs to pre-established GPS waypoints – although it could presumably also be used to relay commands sent by a human user in real time
Trained dogs can do a lot of things – they can locate victims at disaster sites, sniff out drugs or explosives, and subdue criminals. One thing that they can’t do in all situations, however, is hear commands made by their handlers. That’s why scientists at Alabama’s Auburn University have created a control system to guide them.
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