Tag: Android


Google WildCat Robot In Action

Introducing WildCat

Google recently acquired Massachusetts based engineering company, Boston Dynamics, who have designed mobile research robots for the Pentagon. It is the eighth robotics company that Google has acquired in the last few months. Executives at the Internet giant aren’t forthcoming with what exactly they plan to do with their robot collection. But Boston Dynamics bring significant cachet to Google’s robotic efforts, which are being led by Andy Rubin, who spearheaded the development of Android, the world’s most widely used smartphone software.

Although the video frequently garners comments that the robot will evolve into a scary killing machine straight out of the “Terminator” movies, Boston Dynamics, insist they do not consider themselves to be a military contractor – it is merely trying to advance robotics technology. Google executives said the company would honor existing military contracts, but that it did not plan to move toward becoming a military contractor on its own.

The deal is also the clearest indication yet that Google is intent on building a new class of autonomous systems that might do anything from warehouse work to package delivery and even elder care.


Whistle Canine Activity Monitor

Canine Activity Monitor

The Whistle Activity Monitor is an on-collar device that measures your dog’s activities including walks, play, and rest, giving you a new perspective on day-to-day behavior and long-term health trends. Check-in from your iPhone (Android coming soon), share memorable moments with family and friends, and make informed decisions with your vet.

Your dog is one of-a-kind. Whistle uses information including weight, age, breed, and location to provide rich, individualized insights about your pet. It highlights the details that matter, so a quick glance gives you a sense of how they’re doing. The timeline gives you a summary of your dog’s day, divided into easy-to-understand insights and events.

Whistle paints a full picture of your pet’s health and activity, tracking trends over time. Access to this knowledge helps both you and your vet make more informed healthcare decisions.

The device can be submerged in up to a meter of water for 30 minutes at a time and is intended to withstand the dirt and dust a dog encounters on daily basis. More info. and tech specs. available @ www.whistle.com