Feeds

Koreans unveil speech-recognising digital doggie

Dog bytes man

Beginner's guide to SSL certificates

Sony's mechanised mutt Aibo may have been told to roll over and play dead for the last time, but what with Doctor Who's robot dog, K9, about to return to out TV screens? South Korea's Dasatech clearly believes the time of canis computus has come.

The company today launched 'Genibo', a curiously familiar-looking plastic pooch as the first of its kind capable of understanding human speech. Well, the hundred words it's been programmed with, so don't expect it to write a novel or conduct a light opera...Genibo took 40 people three years to develop, apparently.

Dasatech Genibo robot dog
Dasatech's Genibo...

According to local press reports, being nice to the 1.5kg Genibo - patting its head, tickling its tummy, that sort of thing - will cause its plastic features to simulate a smile. All together now, ahhhh.

But this dog has teeth... er... tooth... er... Bluetooth, built in to allow it to be sent commands from a phone or computer. ®

Sony Aibo robot dog
...and Sony's Aibo

Intelligent flash storage arrays

More from The Register

next story
Microsoft to enter the STRUGGLE of the HUMAN WRIST
It's not just a thumb war, it's total digit war
Tim Cook: The classic iPod HAD to DIE, and this is WHY
Apple, er, couldn’t get the parts for HDD models
Google Glassholes are UNDATEABLE – HP exec
You need an emotional connection, says touchy-feely MD... We can do that
Caterham Seven 160 review: The Raspberry Pi of motoring
Back to driving's basics with a joyously legal high
Back to the ... drawing board: 'Hoverboard' will disappoint Marty McFly wannabes
Buzzing board (and some future apps) leave a lot to be desired
prev story

Whitepapers

Choosing cloud Backup services
Demystify how you can address your data protection needs in your small- to medium-sized business and select the best online backup service to meet your needs.
A strategic approach to identity relationship management
ForgeRock commissioned Forrester to evaluate companies’ IAM practices and requirements when it comes to customer-facing scenarios versus employee-facing ones.
Reg Reader Research: SaaS based Email and Office Productivity Tools
Read this Reg reader report which provides advice and guidance for SMBs towards the use of SaaS based email and Office productivity tools.
New hybrid storage solutions
Tackling data challenges through emerging hybrid storage solutions that enable optimum database performance whilst managing costs and increasingly large data stores.
Business security measures using SSL
Examines the major types of threats to information security that businesses face today and the techniques for mitigating those threats.