It’s the hardest part of everyday for a dog owner. Every morning when they go to work, their cute pup makes the sad puppy dog face.
Jordan, a Microsoft Robotics Team developer, especially hated leaving his dog alone all day while he was at work, so he created a robot-dog companion he named DarwinBot after his dog, Darwin.
The robot is entirely remote controlled over the Internet, and can launch a racket ball, retrieve it with its arm, and even dispense doggy treats. With cameras and sensors galore, Jordan shows how he controls the bot at work with an X Box 360 controller and plays virtual fetch with Darwin. Coolest ‘video game’ ever!