Anxious to know what your dog is thinking? The wait could soon be over as a ‘dog-to-English’ translator is set to become a reality in just four months.
No More Woof hopes to deliver the first translation devices in April 2014, after smashing its fundraising target this month.
The Nordic Society for Invention and Discovery hoped to raise $10,000 (£6,066) using crowdfunding platform Indiegogo, but has now raised over $15,000 (£9,101) with 47 days to spare.
The team is currently working on the devices, which analyse animal thought patterns before spelling them out in English.
Patterns discovered so far include ‘I’m tired’, ‘I’m excited’ and ‘who are you?’
There are plans for French, Spanish and Mandarin versions in the future, with the team describing two-way communication between humans and dogs as their ultimate goal.
But don’t start planning lengthy chats with your canine just yet. The developers are keen to stress that the product is a ‘work in progress’.
They said: ‘Right now we are only scraping the surface of possibilities; the project is only in its cradle. And to be completely honest, the first version will be quite rudimentary. But hey, the first computer was pretty crappy too