A competition is underway to name the latest Bundaberg Library team member, a robot cat that can teach people more about robotics and artificial intelligence.
MarsCat is the world’s first bionic pet cat developed by Elephant Robotics and is fully autonomous.
Council’s Arts, Culture and Events portfolio spokesperson Cr John Learmonth said MarsCat was a great addition to the library team.
“MarsCat can help those who are unsure of the future by providing a cute and easy way to access artificial intelligence,” Cr Learmonth said.
“We purchased the cat as a mascot for our Gamer’s Group, but it is also a great tool for showing people modern robotics and how we are moving closer to a new technological artificial intelligence age.
“We need a name for the cat, and so I encourage the community to submit their name entry!”
MarsCat is responsive with sensitive interactions and has face and voice recognition whilst also being programable.
MarsCat learns through its interactions and will develop a unique personality.
You can nominate a name here.
A prize will be awarded to the person who suggests the name that is chosen.
If more than one person selects the same name the winner will be the person who suggested the name first.
Entries close Thursday 30 June.
Find out more about the Bundaberg Regional Libraries here.
Other stories: Local musician plays role in Bugle Boy exhibition