Wow! This futuristic robot dog will evolve from a puppy to a ‘supercomputer’

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KODA, the artificial intelligence (AI) robotic dog company dedicated to helping people live better lives with robotic companions, announced today the pre-launch of its first model, the KODA.

Unlike other robot dogs on the market, KODA is designed to be functional from practical and emotional perspectives.

KODA is a social robot; when a KODA cocks its ear to its owner’s voice and runs over to be close, the consumer will know it’s because KODA heard and understood them.

The robot dog’s infrastructure allows it to serve a multitude of purposes — from family companion to seeing eye dog, and from guard dog to a powerful supercomputer.

“KODA is a marriage of design and science. It is a functional piece of home technology, a family pet, and a piece of art all at once,” said Emma Russell, CEO of KODA.

Russell added that, those who take the opportunity to be an original owner of a KODA, will be able to watch its “decentralized AI” in action as it evolves from a puppy-like state to a robotic dog with the intelligence of a supercomputer.

KODA dogs are not the typical backflipping, dancing robots one would see in popular online videos. Engaging in a hybrid AI model of centralized and decentralized engines, each KODA dog’s brain not only processes the challenges they encounter throughout the day, such as climbing stairs or walking on gravel, but the challenges of every robotic dog in the pack.

Each KODA is connected to a secure blockchain network, allowing for an industry-first decentralized AI mind. This network is used to share data points, process optimal solutions and learn skills.

A traditional robot dog living in Phoenix may never encounter an icy road. Therefore, the robot would not have the opportunity to teach itself to walk on ice properly. A KODA dog in Phoenix can harness its pack members’ knowledge of other KODAs based in colder climates, like Anchorage, Main or Toronto. Without ever having set foot on ice, the KODA in Phoenix will learn how not to slip. KODA dogs continuously learn through an ever-growing supercomputing network, so that ultimately, no matter the location or challenge, they will be able to overcome and master it.

This capability expands to KODA’s emotional intelligence. Through the same decentralized network and bevy of onboard sensors, the robot will learn when an owner is sad, depressed, happy or excited, and behave in a manner appropriate for those most human of emotions.

KODA Features: 

  • Four 3-D cameras, positioned in the front, back, and both sides of the body
  • A 13-megapixel camera on the front of the head to take high-quality photographs
  • Enhanced anatomical design to ensure maximum comfort levels for human interaction, including a fully functional head and aesthetic tail piece.
  • 14 high-torque motors with 2 motors on the neck, offering a full range of dog-like mobility.
  • 11 Teraflop processing unit.

For more information on KODA, please visit its website

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    • He’s definitely an advanced little fellow. 🙂 I wonder if he could teach me real dogs to stop having accidents in the house…

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