Meet Domgy, the robot dog that dances, changes channels and tells the weather

Man’s best friend is about to get a major upgrade—but don’t expect this dog to eat your homework. Roobo, a Chinese artificial intelligence startup, recently pulled back the curtain on an artificial intelligence-powered “pet robot” named Domgy. An affectionate anagram of the phrase “my dog,” Domgy could be yanked from an episode of the classic “Jetsons” cartoon—even though his functions are more like robotic housekeeper Rosie than the family’s pet dog Astro. The beauty of Domgy, however, is that he won’t require long walks, feedings or bathroom breaks. He’s the latest is a line of cyber pets that were once heralded as the wave of the future before losing popularity. Sony once manufactured a robot canine, but shut the project down more than a year ago. In some ways, Roobo…


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