03 May '16, 12pm

Can a computer train your dog?

Can a computer train your dog?

Researchers at North Carolina State University have developed a computer system that can train a dog autonomously by using sensors to respond to a dog's body language. The technology could be used to more quickly train service dogs or as an add-on to make human-based training more efficient. The technology includes a smart harness full of sensors that monitor the dog’s posture and body language. That information is collected and analyzed by a computer on the harness the size of a deck of cards. An algorithm triggers a beeping sound and the release of a treat from a dispenser when the desired behavior is achieved, like the dog going from standing to sitting. “Because the technology integrates fundamental principles of animal learning into a computational system, we are confident it can be applied to a wide range of canine behaviors,” says Alper Bozkurt, an assistant profess...

Full article: http://www.treehugger.com/gadgets/can-computer-train-your...

Tweets

21 Inc Unveils Plan to Make Every Computer a Bi...

coindesk.com 03 May '16, 11pm

Balaji Srinivasan, co-founder and CEO of 21 Inc, announced the launch of the 21 software package at the Consensus 2016 blo...

Maryville Relays full results can be found here!

directathletics.com 04 May '16, 1am

Maryville Relays Date: 05-03-16 Venue: Maryville MO - Maryville, MO Men's Results Men's Events Compiled 4 x 400 Yard Relay...

This Site Offers #Luxury Goods at Impressive Pr...

racked.com 03 May '16, 2pm

Abba likens Italian boutiques to high-end department stores like Neiman Marcus and Barney’s in that they too carry an arra...

Can you hear SamSat-218D?

hackaday.com 05 May '16, 3pm

What happens is numbers are assigned to objects tracked, but they are not sure which cubesat is which object. Only by care...

"Shoe Dog: A Memoir by the Creator of Nike", by...

runblogrun.com 30 Apr '16, 11am

In what can be best described as a final, "let's get it right" chronicle, the creator and 50 year CEO of the company (Knig...

(o゚▽゚)っ Three Dog Day - 3つのビッグニュース https://t.co...

teslamotors.com 08 May '16, 4am

Belgique België Danmark Deutschland France Great Britain Italia Luxembourg Nederland Norge Österreich Schweiz Suisse Svizz...

Do You Have Mental Toughness? How to Train Your Brain for Your Next Race

Do You Have Mental Toughness? How to Train Your...

strengthrunning.com 01 May '16, 12pm

Write down the distance, goal time, and race date on several pieces of paper, and hang them in places you frequent, like a...

Lint And Dog Hair Supercapacitor

hackaday.com 01 May '16, 5am

He started with a home-made crucible that you maybe wouldn’t want to carry around in public as it bears more than a passin...

Here's how trick shots can make you a better go...

golfdigest.com 06 May '16, 2am

When you think of trick shots, it’s easy to think of them as clever, or entertaining, or cool, but not in an, Oh wow that’...

Charley Hoffman, GOLF Magazine Interview: Old Dog, New Tricks

Charley Hoffman, GOLF Magazine Interview: Old D...

golf.com 30 Apr '16, 2pm

Sure, he's pushing 40, but Charley Hoffman’s recent success (including a win at the 2016 Valero Texas Open and $4 million ...

Get Your Cat or Dog featured! #petlovers #Starb...

starbucksmelody.com 30 Apr '16, 4pm

Melody's Picks , Uncategorized Get Your Cat or Dog Featured! Melody Apr 30, 2016 87 Views 0 Comments There is room for cat...

#dog #bag #handmade #ooak

etsy.com 30 Apr '16, 3am

A handmade fabric messenger handbag bag with Dog themed fabric in a pistachio green and spot fabric. Outer is 100% cotton ...

Want to #train harder for longer? Time to wake ...

mensrunninguk.co.uk 07 May '16, 11am

With marathon season upon us, many of you will now be looking to perfect your race-day strategy. We are exposed to so much...