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September 30, 2014

Researchers want to make tech more accessible for animals, too

by John_A

Orangutans Use I Pads At Jungle Island

Studying human-computer interaction is certainly nothing new. With a growing trend of using gadgets to work with animals though, a new conference aims to further research into our furry (and not so furry) friends’ tech tendencies. In November, scientists will attend the International Congress on Animal Human Computer Interaction for presentations on how the use of cellphones, tablets and more can further research, becoming more useful for creatures of all kinds. As Popular Science points out, many of the uses we’ve seen so far are touch-based, so it’ll be interesting to see what new methods of interaction attendees can devise. For now, here’s an orangutan using an iPad to decide on lunch.

[Photo credit: Aaron Davidson/Getty Images]

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Source: Popular Science

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