Monday, 7 June 2010

Dolphin uses iPad as way to Communicate with Humans -

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We've seen cats and dogs with them, but now you can add a dolphin to your list of animals that use the iPad. Merlin the bottlenose dolphin lives in Mexico at Dolphin Discovery's swim-with-dolphins facility. Jack Kassewitz of is working on a language interface to help humans and dolphins communicate better.

"For now, the researchers are getting Merlin used to the touch screen by showing him real objects, such as a ball, cube or plastic duck, then asking the dolphin to touch photos of those same objects on the screen. “This is an easy task for a dolphin, but it is a necessary building block towards our goal of a complete language interface between humans and dolphins”, Kassewitz said."

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