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mashable.com - 10 days ago

Robot dog will sniff your feet, and keel over if they stink

This little robot pooch may be adorable, but it doesn't mince its words when telling you how much your feet smell.
The Japanese made robot has an odour sensor built into its nose, and will trot over to greet you, bending down to sniff your feet. If your feet smell okay, it will wag its tail. Moderate stink will elicit a bark. But if your feet really smell, little Hana-chan will keel over and pass out momentarily on the ground. Here's an early prototype: The little bot was made by Japan's Next Technology, the commercial spinoff of the National Institute of Technology Kitakyushu College. A spokesperson from Next Technology said work on the robot began in 2015, in response to a request from a man who wanted to know exactly how bad his feet odour was. The Japan Times noted that body odours in the fastidiously clean country can be regarded as a form of harassment.
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