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Microsoft developer builds robot to keep his dog company during the day

Jeff Horwich Feb 10, 2012

That pretty much says it. Maybe Microsoft’s future isn’t in operating systems at all… nice video. But it raises a question: if you develop a robot so you can remotely play with your dog while you’re at work, are you really doing any work at all while you’re busy remotely playing with your dog? And as cool as this is, it’s funny that the dog still appears to be afraid of the robot that supposedly playing with it.

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