The ulti-mutt pet? Chinese tech company develops AI-powered robo-dogs

It’s whip fast, obeys commands and doesn’t leave unpleasant surprises on the floor — meet the AlphaDog, a robotic response to two of China’s burgeoning loves: pets and technology.

The high-tech hound uses sensors and Artificial Intelligence (AI) technology to ‘hear’ and ‘see’ its environment — and can even be taken for walks.

“It’s really very similar to a real dog,” says Ma Jie, chief technology officer at Weilan, the company behind the product.

The Nanjing-based creators say their robot dog — which moves at a speed of almost 15 kilometres (nine miles) per hour and spins on the spot

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