My parents have four cats, and that means that feeding time for the kitties quickly becomes chaos. The calico wants to eat everyone’s food. The gray one needs special food because she’s diabetic. The brown and white one is an adult cat who eats normal adult cat food. The calico and the orange one are still kittens and need kitten food. Everyone wants to eat everyone else’s food. Believe me, it’s a mess, especially when I have to go over there and feed for them. That’s what makes the idea of the Bistro smart cat feeder so genius. Taiwan design team 42ARK have created the Bistro, which monitors cat eating habits and uses facial recognition to keep cats from misbehaving around the food bowl.
Perhaps more interestingly, it can also be used to track the food intake of the cats to figure out who needs to go on a diet, who needs to eat a little more, and which cat is the one that eats everyone else’s food. There are also weight sensors in the food bowl to make doubly sure that the right cat has the right food.Technorati Tags: 42ARK, bistro, bistro cat feeder, cat facial recognition, cat feeder, cat feeder gadget, feline facial recognition, Taiwan, unusual pet gadgets