I love dogs! If you agree as well then you’re going to love this one. CleverPet is an amazingly smart WiFi-connected device that your pet can use. This device will help you entertain and educate your pet even when they’re home alone.
CleverPet is a device that plans to train your dog to solve simple problems while you are at work. The best part is that it even rewards your pet when they complete the task successfully. When it begins, all the pooch has to do is push a button to get food, with subsequent puzzles growing in difficulty until it’s playing whack-a-mole with the light-up pads.
The autonomous system is designed in such a way so as to engage and educate dogs throughout the day by challenging the animal with a variety of puzzles, and rewarding it with treats upon success. Three touch-sensitive, light-up pads sit at the front of the console, and a dog can use its paws or nose to interact with them.
CleverPet is built using algorithms such that the difficulty of the puzzles can be adjusted on the fly. What’s even better is that the owners can track their god’s progress and add new challenges using the web interface or mobile app. One of the games is a take on Dance Dance Revolution that challenges the dog to touch pads as they light up in a particular order. According to CleverPet, the device can hold as much dog food as a standard dog bowl. And the system runs on the Arduino-compatible Spark Core, so users can build custom software for it.
Check out the promo video here:
The project has been listed on crowdfunding site Kickstarter and has raised close to $150,000 against a goal of $100,000. The project has been funded by 962 backers with 6 more days to go.