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New tech uses hardware, software to train dogs more efficiently

North Carolina State University researchers have developed and used a customized suite of technologies that allows a computer to train a dog autonomously, with the computer effectively responding to the dog based on the dog’s body language. The researchers use sensors in custom dog harnesses to monitor a dog’s posture and the computer reinforces the correct behavior quickly and with near-perfect consistency. Because the technology integrates fundamental principles of animal learning into a computational system, the team is confident it can be applied to a wide range of canine behaviors and could be used to more quickly train service dogs.

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