[Engadget] Robotic girl and dog pair up to judge your body odor in Japanese~Reviews~Evaluation

Engadget post time: May 08, 2013 at 02:31AM

Robotic girl and dog pair up to judge your body odor in Japanese

“Emergency taking place!” That’s quite possibly the last thing you’d want to hear from anyone smelling your breath — a female humanoid robotic head mounted atop a rectangular pink and red box being no exception. Similarly, a robotic hound passing out after smelling your feet should certainly be cause for alarm. Japanese company CrazyLabo paired up with Kitakyushu National College of Technology to create both bots, tasked with smelling your breath and your feet, respectively. The woman, named Kaori-chan, passes judgement on four levels, with feedback ranging from “It smells like citrus!” to the dire exclamation you read about above.

The pooch, for his part, doesn’t speak, but instead displays varying levels of affection — it’ll cuddle up if things are looking good, but it’ll bark or growl if it’s time to change those socks. If the situation is beyond repair, he’ll collapse, as Chopin’s funeral march plays in the background. It’s just as depressing as it sounds. Granted, it’s all in good fun, but if you’re easily offended (or often offending), you probably won’t want to venture any closer than the demo video at the source link below.

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Source: Asahi Shimbun (article), Asahi Shimbun (video)

Reference source: Engadget

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