There are programs to help humans communicate with chimps, bonobos and gorillas, but a group of researchers in Iowa have now created RoboBonobo, a robotic bonobo on wheels, equipped with a water gun that bonobos can control via remote. When they’re not busy fucking. Who knew that bonobos had time in their busy group sex schedule to fuck around with robots?
Chimps and bonobos are pretty damn intelligent creatures, and many have been spotted using very simple tools for things like cracking shells and fishing in termite mounds. But a 31 year old bonobo named Kanzi is the first non-human ape that has developed a fascination with fire— for building campfires and using them for cooking, a skill he learned by watching humans.