Artificial Dogs are Better for Some Applications, Trust Me

It's hard to imagine a world in which we abandon man's best friend for an electronic replacement, but it's also hard to imagine a dog ever holding a paper book without turning poor Kafka into a sponge. Luckily, designer Charles Kalpakian is here to provide us with this canine book stand concept that lights up when you… » 10/27/08 2:00pm 10/27/08 2:00pm

Robot Dog from Hell Is Terminator's Best Friend, My Worst Nightmare

Although it's not as scary as the spooky Big Dog—actually, it looks as friendly as the hilarious Fake Big Dog—I can imagine this prototype of a security robot dog developing into something capable running at 50mph behind you and tearing apart your thorax with pure steel fangs and claws. Fortunately, for now the rest… » 6/03/08 9:15am 6/03/08 9:15am

HPI's G-Dog Robot Kit Ain't No Aibo, Big Dog

Yo, suckers! You want this robot dog to guard your home? You're a nut! Mr. T only likes Big Dogs or hot dogs! HPI's little G-Dog thing is way too small, like Murdoch's stupid dog Billy. And it's some kind of kit, so you got to be putting all those fiddly parts like plastic pieces, three-axis acceleration sensor, servos … » 4/01/08 5:00am 4/01/08 5:00am