Meet Laikago: China's $25,000 Robo-Labrador

Tyler Durden's picture

The Japanese have their non-nagging synthetic wives, the Saudis have their Shariah-compliant humanoid citizens, Americans are content with a backflipping supra-human, and now the Chinese get their very own 50lb, poop-less, robo-dog...

Meet Laikago – named after Laika, a Soviet dog who was the first living creature to orbit the Earth.

The Chinese-made robot dog weighs 22kg, a bit less than a common Labrador, and is around 60cm tall.

“It is a kind of medium automatic robot, a robot-dog in short,” creator Wang Xingxing told RT’s Ruptly video news agency.

 

“We have popularized Laikago among science and technology companies, and science fans. So Laikago is a scientific toy.”

The four-legged mechanical pet is able to run on grass and can assimilate canine-like movements, just like a flesh-and-blood pooch.

The initial price for Laikago will be around US$25,000, but may drop in the future.

No doggy-doo, vet visits or bones... now everyone can buy a robot canine online and enjoy spending time with their new four-legged friend (admittedly perhaps not the cuddliest or most-loving version of "man's best friend,") feeding it only with electricity.

The makers did not comment on whether RoboDog is so lifelike as to hump your leg or drink from the toilet.

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Obadiah's picture

bet a 12guage will fix it

 

MonetaryApostate's picture

Robodog can get tripped, hourly...

DownWithYogaPants's picture

I could not understand a single word that guy said.

shhoo shoo naya wa na awa na. 

Had this Japanese girlfriend who would do fake Vietnamese language.  It was hysterical.

NoDecaf's picture

looks like a great delivery platform for IEDs

Government needs you to pay taxes's picture

3x as physically productive as a buck nigger, without the crime, welfare, breeding problem, or rap musick.  Does the robot pick cotton?

Eyes Opened's picture

His bark is worse than his byte....

Albertarocks's picture

That reminds me of Russel Peters (an East Indian believe it or not) speaking English with a Chinese accent.  He absolutely nails it, funnier than hell.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QYiteaPBlz0

Dame Ednas Possum's picture

I don’t see anything there that even remotely replaces a faithful dog by one’s side... farts and all.

It will never be a Belgian Malinois.

w a l k - a w a y's picture

Stealing Mr. Lee's idea ...

Rat Things, also known as semi-autonomous guard units, are cybernetic personal defensive guards found in and around Mr. Lee's Greater Hong Kong. Engineered from pit bull terriers surgically augmented with cybernetic components, Rat Things are named for their long, flexible tails.

 

From Snow Crash by Neal Stephenson

shovelhead's picture

Belgian?

Does it bite you when your back is turned?

Lumberjack's picture

Can’t fetch ducks.....

Arnold's picture

Paper/ slippers?
Errant 3 year old wandering off
while mommy has a date with some kicking Horse.

Dun_Dulind's picture

Looks like Boston Dynamics got robbed.

Tallest Skil's picture

It’s hilarious that people still consider China a threat when they haven’t won a war in 400 years and have literally never invented anything of their own.

Arnold's picture

Debt based GDP growth was definitely stolen.

Kina's picture

haven't invented anything of their own...??

You kidding me.  You think history only started 1900?

Paper, printing, gunpower, rockets, compass, ... in fact just looking at ancient China...listing A to Z just for a start...

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Chinese_inventions#Four_Great_Inve...

 

While the Europe was digging in the mud licking its balls, China 'modern' and cultured.

NewNeo's picture

China certainly was no great inventor of anything! The propaganda of the Chinese is astounding! This is a clear ripoff of Boston Dynamics! China is the great pretender, the illusionist. The technology it hasn’t stolen, it acquires from from foreign take overs and sends the technology back to China.

The Chinese are nothing more than uneducated peasants who got lucky when Kissinger allowed ping to suck his cock in the late 70’s. The powers that be selected China to be the next great challenger to world domination! Nothing that is particularly admirable about the Chinese at all. In fact, they’re being set up to be pulled down because of this. Every war consolidates the power of the elites! A war with China will reduce the global population and reduce the pressure on the planet.

Have you ever noticed the similarities between grey aliens and Chinese? Talk about clone armies, George Lucas spilled the beans in the Clone Wars! The Chinese can’t think like the Germans or Russians their offspring.

NewNeo's picture

Oh, and while I remember, it’s 2017 and 9/10,s of China are digging in the mud and licking dogs balls, after they throw them into boiling hot water alive! Real cultured,

roddy6667's picture

You are living in your fantasy world again. If you ever left your trailer park, got a passport and went to China, you would see how stupid you really are.

NewNeo's picture

Lol, how is it in you state run bunker? You think your so clever don’t you you commy troll! We know you guys get on sites like this to argue the commy propaganda! Unlike you shills, westerners can actually think for themselves. The only thing that comes out of China are cheap imitations and ripoffs, something to be proud of huh?

And yes, we’ve been to China, seen the poverty and your presents squatting in rice feilds eating shit! And I might add, that is how most of your shitty filthy poisoned country lives! You’re a pack of thieving, lying pricks!

If your not manipulating the currency, imposing yourselves on foreign countries, you’re spying and committing economic espionage! Fuck you fuck your shit hole country. Do yourself a favour, start buying the shit you ship off oversea’s, it’s good stuff....not!

roddy6667's picture

I'm not Chinese. I'm Caucasian. I live in China. The reason why there is so much cheap Chinese crap seen in America is because that is all Americans can affoed. It is exactly what Walmart/Target/Penney/Sears/Kohls/ ordered. Did you think they ordered quality merchandise and got switched with the tacky low-end merch? No. If it cost any more, Americans wouldn't buy it because they are broke. China makes a lot of quality appliances, hone decor and machinery. It doesn't get exported. When I spent $20,000 to finish and furnish my home here I was amazed at the quality and style and variety available.

You can sit in America with your bad attitude and poisoned, hateful mind while the world crumbles around you. What a horrible way to live. 

NewNeo's picture

Ahh, you’re in with the commies! Yeah, you might like it now, but you wait for the uprising! Those Little’s fucks will show you what your yella loving ways get you! 60 million killed in the last one, enjoy! Stupid is what stupid dose! By the way, we only buy things made in America, Germany and the other western countries, they make good shit, not like that ripoff shit you call quality!

shovelhead's picture

You Running Imperialist Lackey Yellow Dog.

You no insult China.

Tallest Skil's picture

Sorry, you’ll want to try again with an argument not pulled from Jared Diamond’s ass. And not Wikipedia. An actual source. 97% of all scientific achievement in human history came from Europe and the United States.

https://i.imgur.com/9x0KXVH.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/zQ6Yw45.jpg

I Want to Believe's picture

You are either intentionally misleading or you’re a stupid cunt.

css1971's picture

Everyone was digging in the mud until the industrial revolution.

css1971's picture

Um... China had gunpowder, paper etc centuries before The West.

 

Communism set them back a good 100 years, but they've caught back up. Fractionally behind now on the cutting edge.

You're gonna see stuff out of China in coming decades that will blow your mind. Unless of course we can lower their collective IQ by a few points.... Oh wait, that's happening to The West, not China... Makes you think eh?

roddy6667's picture

You are behind the times. While you were guffawing about China, they passed you. China now makes more engineers and patents than anybody. 

aurum4040's picture

Yeah i figured the article was about BD on some level when I saw the picture of the dog on ZH homepage. Steal ideas much Mr. Wee?

Number 9's picture

i dont see where it can bite people..worthless if you cant sic it on pervs

Sizzurp's picture

A dog they can't eat.

Dindu Nuffins's picture

Looks like they got a hold of Boston Dynamics.

JibjeResearch's picture

Yes, that's what I was feeling when I saw it...

PenGun's picture

You do not understand Chinese competition. Everyone rips off everyone, and the one who implements best ... wins.

It's brutal but the way of the future. ;)

DEMIZEN's picture

its the only way to go. life is not fair sometimes you are ahead sometimes your behind.  the American patent law is a fucking joke a tool for rich to steal from the poor. ill take jungle law over IP laws anytime. 

look what happened to the internet. so many enthusiasts worked their asses off on the Open source code to get the internet up,just to see zirp fuckenberg skim the cream. 

tmosley's picture

Former colleague of mine once gave me this sage advice: "If you ever go to lunch with the Chinese, hold on to your sandwich with both hands."

Inevitability's picture

Made me chuckle. It's like fishing with a Mennonite, they drink all your beer. Always bring TWO, they won't drink in front of each other.

wisebastard's picture

i want to see my bull terriers chew it to pieces

xrxs's picture

And true to form, it's a rip-off of Boston Dynamics' Spot.

my new username's picture

Looks like a big flea.
And I doubt that they did more than steal the designs.

Whatta's picture

Does it slobber on the floor at dinner time? If not, it'll never sell.