Spy Pup

We all know that watching Nat Geo WILD is captivating. The sheer fascination of watching animals in their natural habitat is enough to leave you gobsmacked. However, there is a new guy in town that will likely change everything. Meet Spy Pup, the robot spy dog that is built so life-like that its fellow furry friends don’t notice any difference.

The people at PBS’ Spy in the Wild put this life-like robot animal out into the wild to see if the other animals would notice anything suspicious. They didn’t, score!

Spy Pup is built only with friendly characteristics—for now—to avoid possible conflict with its real counterparts and has the movements of the real-life creatures programmed into it. They tested him out with wild dogs initially, but the real test will be using a meerkat! Take a look at the video to see the genius creator, John Nolan building these special “cute” little creatures.

Mashable compares this Spy Pup’s creepy characteristics to the robots in the recent show, Westworld. If you haven’t watched that yet, I think that should be your next stop.

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