AI machine plays with your pet while you’re away

May 22, 2017 8:03 pm Last Updated: May 22, 2017 8:03 pm

 

This laser machine with artificial intelligence technology can play with your pet when you’re not home or too busy.

Animals need lots of play to stay healthy, and they may become depressed, overeat, or become destructive if they don’t get enough activity.

This new technology in the video below is called Felik, from Seattle, Washington, and it’s being promoted in a Kickstarter campaign. The machine can be wall-mounted or set on a flat surface.

It uses an infrared-sensitive camera combined with advanced algorithms to track pets’ movement and predict where they will go next.

Unlike other similar laser machines, Felik moves in a natural way to simulate real prey, triggering pets’ hunting instincts.

Check out the cute clips of cats and dogs playing with the machine below!