What if Mark Zuckerberg’s Internet-famous Puli, Beast, could fit in the palm of your hand and only bark or wag his adorable little tail when you get a Facebook like?
That’s not a Facebook founder fever dream, it’s the reality of a new Kickstarter project for the world’s only social media robot dog: Soshee (short for “social”).
Designed by animatronic master John Nolan, whose work has appeared in Harry Potter and Pirates of the Caribbean, Soshee is a 4.5-inch tall, 10 ounce, palm-sized robot that can stand or sit, turn its head, bark, wag its tiny tail and even walk a few steps.
Soshee reps told us the choice of the Puli breed, which is distinguished by its long, thick locks, was purely coincidental. Though animated, the robo-pup can’t jump in the air like Zuckerberg’s Beast. Soshee inventor Jason Buzi laughed at the notion and told us “maybe version two. That’s very technically difficult.” Read more…