AI-powered tech for… your pets?

/ 06:45 PM July 23, 2019

In recent years, the pet technology market has been picking up speed. Not only can you find artificial intelligence (AI) toys for your dog or cat, but you can also find smart beds that track their weight and even smart bowls that ensure they are eating the proper amount.


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Here are a handful of smart and connected gadgets that can keep your pets connected in the 21st century.



Mookkie is a feeder designed for multi-pet households using Volta Artificial Intelligence (AI) technology. The bowl — which has as clear panel covering the food — is equipped with a camera powered by a visual recognition system that recognizes individual pets; when Mookkie sees the pet it is associated with approaching, the panel opens. Any food thieves will be forced to retreat with this AI-powered bowl controlling access to dinner.


Mookkie will retail for $189 (P9,600) when it launches in September.

Petrics Smart Pet Bed

Petrics’s Smart Pet Bed is a climate-controlled bed equipped with a scale to track animal weight fluctuations. Using the complimentary app, users can heat or cool the cushion with settings that allow geographic location, breed type and individual pet preferences to be taken into account.

The Petrics Smart Pet Bed is expected to hit the market later this year.

Petcube Play 2 and Bites 2

Petcube offers two types of smart cameras: one for dogs and one for cats. The latest generation of both are integrated with Amazon’s Alexa. In addition to being able to remotely play with your cat via a built-in laser toy or toss treats to your pup with the treat launcher, you will be able to play music, get news updates and order food.

Both Play 2 and Bites 2 are available for $199 (around P10,000).


Varram Pet Fitness Robot

Varram’s Pet Fitness Robot is a toy that can be powered and optionally remote-controlled with a smartphone. The device can roll around while you are away to keep your pet active throughout the day. Using your phone, you can dispense treats, track your pet’s activity and schedule exercise.

The Varram Fitness Robot is available for $149 (P7,600). RGA


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