What’s Up Dog?

Melody Jackson, a computer scientist at Georgia Tech, has been outfitting service dogs with computerized vests, so that in an emergency they can find another human and pull a mechanical lever on the vest that triggers an audio message like, “My handler needs you to come with me!” Anthony and Jeff ponder how they might react when faced with that situation, and discuss use cases for animal UI devices.

Melody Jackson, a computer scientist at Georgia Tech, has been outfitting service dogs with computerized vests, so that in an emergency they can find another human and pull a mechanical lever on the vest that triggers an audio message like, “My handler needs you to come with me!” Anthony and Jeff ponder how they might react when faced with that situation, and discuss use cases for animal UI devices.

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