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Speak, Fido: Device Promises Dog Translations
Live Science ^ | January 03, 2014 | Marc Lallanilla

Posted on 01/05/2014 6:06:02 PM PST by DogByte6RER

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Speak, Fido: Device Promises Dog Translations

A dog may be man's best friend, but if people ever figure out what dogs are really thinking, will the friendship sour?

That's a risk that a few inventors in Europe are willing to take: They've received funding to develop "No More Woof," an electronic device that promises to analyze dogs' brain waves and translate a few of their thoughts into rudimentary English.

It's still a work in progress, but once No More Woof is ready for the market, it will join a wide range of other scientific efforts aimed at "breaking the language barrier between animals and humans," as the inventors state on their IndieGoGo.com fundraising page.

Developed by the design team at the Sweden-based Nordic Society for Invention and Discovery (NSID), the No More Woof is a lightweight headset, sized for dogs, with sensors that can record electroencephalogram (EEG) readings.

The EEG readings are then analyzed by a Raspberry Pi microcomputer, which will, according to NSID, be programmed to translate those EEG readings into simple phrases like, "I'm hungry," or "Who is that person?" Once translated, those phrases will be reported over a small speaker.

(Excerpt) Read more at livescience.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Chit/Chat; Miscellaneous; Pets/Animals; Science; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: canines; communication; dog; doggieping; dogs; eeg; k9; lostintranslation; woof
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1 posted on 01/05/2014 6:06:03 PM PST by DogByte6RER
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To: DogByte6RER
No translation needed.



Damn its cold out here. You need to let me poop inside.
2 posted on 01/05/2014 6:11:08 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: DogByte6RER

I already hear from my wife and three kids.... I might move into the barn if my German Shepherd starts telling me what she thinks too!


3 posted on 01/05/2014 6:12:26 PM PST by volunbeer
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To: DogByte6RER
Well, we can always use them as a compass.
4 posted on 01/05/2014 6:14:59 PM PST by Michael.SF. (I never thought anyone could make Jimmy Carter look good in comparison.)
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To: DogByte6RER
It's been done.

;)

5 posted on 01/05/2014 6:15:13 PM PST by Salamander (Hey, Jack the Ripper, won't you come on over... hook me up to the power lines of your love...)
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To: DogByte6RER

“Squirrel!”


6 posted on 01/05/2014 6:16:54 PM PST by Alex Murphy ("the defacto Leader of the FR Calvinist Protestant Brigades")
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To: DogByte6RER

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WH0jWXq5vyU


7 posted on 01/05/2014 6:18:42 PM PST by mountn man (The Pleasure You Get From Life Is Equal To The Attitude You Put Into It)
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To: DogByte6RER

Anti-bark shock collar.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9TYWmZUzBqA


8 posted on 01/05/2014 6:23:12 PM PST by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; me = independent conservative)
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To: Salamander
It's been done.

You beat me to it :-)

9 posted on 01/05/2014 6:26:26 PM PST by chajin ("There is no other name under heaven given among people by which we must be saved." Acts 4:12)
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To: chajin

I have that pre-saved, just in case.

LOL


10 posted on 01/05/2014 6:28:14 PM PST by Salamander (Hey, Jack the Ripper, won't you come on over... hook me up to the power lines of your love...)
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11 posted on 01/05/2014 6:28:30 PM PST by Ezekiel (All who mourn the destruction of America merit the celebration of her rebirth.)
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To: mountn man

LOL


12 posted on 01/05/2014 6:30:16 PM PST by kjam22 (my newest music video:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l7gNI9bWO3s)
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To: Ezekiel

Spot on.

[no pun intended]

;]


13 posted on 01/05/2014 6:37:58 PM PST by Salamander (Hey, Jack the Ripper, won't you come on over... hook me up to the power lines of your love...)
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To: DogByte6RER; a fool in paradise; Slings and Arrows

Dogs think in English? Who knew?


14 posted on 01/05/2014 6:39:57 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: DogByte6RER; a fool in paradise; Slings and Arrows

15 posted on 01/05/2014 6:41:40 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: DogByte6RER; a fool in paradise; Slings and Arrows

16 posted on 01/05/2014 6:42:26 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: DogByte6RER; a fool in paradise; Slings and Arrows

17 posted on 01/05/2014 6:43:42 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: DogByte6RER

I have to tell you about the most educated dog I have known.

It happened at the dog park. A clearly upper class lady called to her purebred pooch before they got back into their Volvo to drive home to the hills to come to the community water fountain:

“Come on here Herbert, rejuvenate yourself!”

How many dogs do you know who would understand the word ‘rejuvenate’? How many low information voters, while we are at it?


18 posted on 01/05/2014 6:48:46 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: DogByte6RER

19 posted on 01/05/2014 7:12:03 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: DogByte6RER

20 posted on 01/05/2014 7:18:23 PM PST by Bobalu (The true secret to genius is in creativity, not in technical mechanics)
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To: DogByte6RER

Ok, human, here it is. I’m stuck eating this kibble garbage while you’re dining on pot roast. You always give more attention to Rover than me. I have to beg and cross my legs forever before you let me outside and then you make me wait around forever before you let be back in. And why do I always have to get out of your way when you never get out of my way? No, I don’t have an inside voice, WOOF! I let you know when someone comes to the door but you tell me to be quiet so make up your bleepin’ mind if you want me to guard the homestead or joyfully welcome all. And don’t get me started on Miss Princess of the Universe who hisses and bops me on the nose everytime I walk into the room when I’m not allowed to even notice her existence. One of these days, you little fur ball, one of these days. Geez, I’m treated like a dog around here.


21 posted on 01/05/2014 7:21:55 PM PST by bgill
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To: DogByte6RER

Piece of cake:

- I’m bored!
- I need to go out to pee!
- get out of here!
- come over here and play!
- throw the ball already!
- PANIC! (much faster than “get out of here!”)
- I’m over here, that’s where I am! Ok I’m coming over to you!

Growls are a separate list.


22 posted on 01/05/2014 7:27:11 PM PST by jiggyboy (Ten percent of poll respondents are either lying or insane)
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To: jiggyboy

You forgot about when they give you that “are you serious” look.


23 posted on 01/05/2014 7:29:27 PM PST by Lurkina.n.Learnin (This is not just stupid, we're talking Democrat stupid here.)
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24 posted on 01/05/2014 8:05:42 PM PST by fella ("As it was before Noah so shall it be again,")
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To: DogByte6RER

I do not want to know what my Jack Russell is thinking or saying.


25 posted on 01/06/2014 5:18:00 AM PST by Dusty Road
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To: cripplecreek

Jack Russell’s don’t even know when it’s cold, mine tunnel under the snow and the patio and the sidewalks. They’re just funny looking badgers!


26 posted on 01/06/2014 5:21:06 AM PST by Dusty Road
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To: DogByte6RER

27 posted on 01/06/2014 5:40:14 AM PST by maggief
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To: cripplecreek

My Jack is not a fan of snow either. She likes it warm.


28 posted on 01/06/2014 7:27:13 AM PST by midnightcat
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To: Revolting cat!

>>> How many dogs do you know who would understand the word ‘rejuvenate’? How many low information voters, while we are at it?

Never used that one. As a teenager I had to teach my dog the difference between “let’s motorvate” (yay, joyride!) and “sorry Benji, gotta go to the vet.” Had to because otherwise he was all tore up on car rides, thinking he was going to the Bad Place. Getting him into the RV was no problem (yay, camping!) only the car.


29 posted on 01/07/2014 10:09:50 PM PST by Titan Magroyne (What one person receives without working for, another person must work for without receiving.)
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