AsiaIndustrial NetNews: Recently, documents disclosed by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office show that IBM has applied for a drone patent, which is committed to allowing drones to serve as babysitters and trainers for pets, feeding, training and other behaviors, and preventing pets from taking advantage of their owners. Disruptive behavior when not at home.
In its patent filing, IBM said the drone is equipped with a variety of sensors, including a microphone that can detect pet crying or barking, a temperature sensor that can detect if a pet has a fever, and more.
In addition, the drone is also equipped with a camera to track the pet’s movement and range of activities, thereby preventing the pet from entering the “restricted area” specified by the director. The camera can also help the drone to detect whether the pet has strange behavior. Once the drone determines that the pet is behaving abnormally, it will start the training function, link the pet’s toys through the Internet, and give the pet “verbal praise” or “verbal praise” during the game. Food encouragement to guide pets to calm down and return to normal. Moreover, the drone is also equipped with a calorie tracker, which can determine the energy required by the pet, and the owner does not have to worry that the drone will feed the pet excessive food.
If the pet “behaves uncivilly”, the drone will issue an “audible warning/command” to stop the misbehavior, and it will also be attached to a smart collar to guide the pet into the correct behavior.
An IBM spokesman said that according to statistics, in the United States alone, the pet market is worth billions of dollars, which makes them see the huge potential of applying drone technology to the pet field. But what the editor wants to remind is that pets are likely to regard drones as “enemies” that threaten their safety, just like the Siberian Tiger “slapped” a DJI aerial drone before, so I think To truly apply drones to the field of pets, researchers have to consider the psychological characteristics of pets and the practicability of the idea in addition to exploring new ideas.
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