Want a dog but don’t want to deal with dog poop or allergies or fleas? The Omnibot Hello! Zoomer Dog Robot is the robotic pet you’re looking for.
This man-made version of a dalmatian recognizes over 45 words (English and Japanese), has voice recognition, and can be trained to perform a variety of tricks, including shake, roll over, and play dead. Of course, unlike a dog, Zoomer also comes with a USB cord and needs to be charged for an hour to get twenty minutes of use. Just think of it as a nap… that includes electricity.
The short video below is in Japanese but it lets you see a few of the interesting things Zoomer can do.
The Omnibot Hello! Zoomer Dog Robot will be available June 25, 2014 but it can be pre-ordered now for $191 at Japan Trend Shop.