Cutting Edge Robot Tries to Give Dog a Snack, Doesn’t Exactly Succeed

Expensive robot is no match for a hungry dog and a dropped Pop Tart
By Bailey Johnson
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  • Cutting edge technology meets man’s best friend in this video. NAO, a “daily companion” robot built by Aldebaran Robots that retails for a cool $8,000, has a special interaction with a dog and a pop tart. We won’t spoil anything by saying that this does not end well for poor NAO. But what is it that keeps this robotic helper from fulfilling its true potential? The dog? The Pop Tart? The inherent dangers of bipedal movement? You’ll just have to click to find out.

    (Spoiler: it’s all three!)