Wednesday, 21 August 2013
Dog House Blog, How Well Is Your Smell?
Japanese researchers have invented a female humanoid as well as a dog robot. For what purpose we hear you ask? Well it is Japan so they have the ability to sniff your breath and feet. They then comment together with exaggerated reactions to push you to do something about your breath and foot odour if it falls below their high standards. Kaori-chan, the female robot, has brown hair and blue eyes. When you breathe in her face, she has the ability to analyze and quantify the components of your breath, and rate the smell on a scale of one to four. As seen in the photo, Kaori-chan will say, “It smells like citrus!” if your breath smells good. However, she will make harsher comments based on how stinky your breath is, ranging from “Yuck! You have bad breath!” to “Emergency! There’s an emergency taking place! That is beyond the limit of patience!” Then the dog robot, Shuntaro-kun, has the ability to evaluate foot odour. It doesn’t speak, but with Symphony No. 5 as the background music, this dog sniffs your feet and shows varying levels of affection. Shuntaro-kun will cuddle up, bark, fall down and growl, or pass out based on its' evaluation of the odour. Well what can we say but how would they react after my roll in stinky goodness (plastic poop alert)?
Have a wonderful Wednesday all.