Wiggle clears a hurdle in the agility course during a demonstration of the technology at UT Dallas. The course is designed to motivate pets to exercise for a reward from an automated treat dispenser. [Photo: UT Dallas]
Working in UT Dallas' UTDesign Capstone program, the student team is developing an automated agility course that motivates pets to stop their lazy sofa-surfing and jump around to earn treats. The team had to tweak their design when Wiggle—their "chief beta tester"—figured out how to snag free Cheez-Its with her nose.