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Laika Concept Robotic Dog Companion

Yes, it's only a concept - but I like robotic dog concepts, like Muffit II, the robotic daggit from the original Battlestar Galactica.


(Muffitt II, the robotic daggit)

Jihee Kim introduces Laika — a concept design for a life-like, AI robot pet that can interact with humans. Laika has been designed for upcoming space projects such as NASA’s Artemis and Moon to Mars missions set for 2025-2030, envisioned as the ultimate companion for space explorers as it caters to both their physical and emotional well-being while they are away from home.

Unlike the aggressive robotic dogs currently available on the market, Jihee Kim has designed Laika with a friendly and organic finish that enables it to connect to its human counterpart on an emotional level when in use while monitoring their health conditions and assisting them in emergencies. Beyond space missions, this approachable design allows Laika to integrate into domestic contexts.

(Via DesignBoom.)

As far as I know, the first science fiction story mentioning robot dogs is The Iron World, by Otis Adelbert Kline, published by Thrilling Wonder Stories in 1937.

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