Weird Machine Enables a Dog to Pet Its Owner
What if your dog was able to pet you back ?
A bizarre contraption called the ‘Affectionator’ gives a dog the chance to pat its owner on the head.
We’ve featured some peculiar inventions on the site over the years but this one – a dog-operated petting machine developed by YouTuber ‘bd594’ – is perhaps the single most bizarre of them all.
Known as the “IOT Robot People/Pet Affectionator”, the device consists of a robotic hand mounted on a special apparatus which pats the target on the head when a certain button is pressed.
The idea behind it was to make it possible for a dog to reciprocate its owner’s gestures of affection.
“One day while giving my dog T-Bone a scratch behind the ears I came up with this silly idea,” the video description states. “A robot which can give your dog a pat on the head and than reward him with a tasty treat and best of all the dog can also reciprocate the same attention.”
This is one gadget that you certainly won’t be finding for sale in the shops anytime soon.