CSUN Robot Dogs

CSUN Robot Dogs

In this episode, Steven and Shaun are joined once again by Michael Babcock to talk more about some of his interesting finds at this year’s CSUN conference and exhibition.

They discuss Sony’s accessible cameras and the improvements made in terms of accessibility features, as well as the robotic dog called Aibo, and its features and interactions.

They debate the potential benefits of robotic pets for people who may not be able to care for real animals, and discuss the concept of AI companionship and the emotional connection it can provide.


00:00 Introduction and Welcome
01:07 Accessible Cameras by Sony
03:32 Software Updates and Accessibility Improvements
04:19 Concerns about Audio Feedback
06:01 The Concept of the Robotic Dog
06:59 Introduction to Ibo (Aibo)
07:27 Features and Interactions with Ibo
09:03 Potential Benefits of Robotic Pets
10:17 Accessories for Ibo
11:13 AI and Emotional Connection
14:31 The Value of Conceptual Technology
16:32 Debating the Potential of AI Companionship
18:22 Social Stigma and Emotional Attachment
19:01 Conclusion and Farewell

Transcript: https://doubletaponair.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/04/127-Robot-Dogs.txt

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