Scientist Explains Why Dogs Can Smell Better Than Robots | WIRED

  • Published on:  5/16/2019
  • Dogs can smell explosives like landmines, and detect medical conditions including seizures, diabetes, and many forms of cancer -- with up to 98% accuracy. Inventor Andreas Mershin wants to replicate that -- and put a nose in every cell phone. WIRED's Emily Dreyfuss spoke with Mershin to find out why that's easier said than done, and to learn what building a robotic nose has taught us about smell. Still haven’t subscribed to WIRED on YouTube? ►► Also, check out the free WIRED channel on Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, and Android TV. Here you can find your favorite WIRED shows and new episodes of our latest hit series Masterminds.ABOUT WIREDWIRED is where tomorrow is realized. Through thought-provoking stories and videos, WIRED explores the future of business, innovation, and culture.Scientist Explains Why Dogs Can Smell Better Than Robots | WIRED


  • Frank Reynolds 1 months ago

    Have you ever tried to wash a robot? That is why dogs smell better than robots.

  • Thanks for the chuckle, Frank. Best humor seen in a YouTube comment in a long, long time.

  • 10/10 Spellling 1 months ago

    yeah, duh how else do you get the viruses off of it

  • Gwynbleidd 1 months ago

    he's very passionate about his field of study

  • aartadventure 21 days ago

    His research will dramatically change healthcare and save millions of lives. He deserves to be passionate :)

  • Stanton High 28 days ago

    Solar freaking roadways!Smelling freaking phones!

  • slaven djakovic 1 months ago

    Imagine Tarantino was interested in odors instead of movie making. Same intensity

  • Spencer Haughian 22 days ago

    he would just copy someone else's research

  • Zuzu 1 months ago

    The average dog has as many as 300 million olfactory receptors in his or her nose_Meanwhile my dog_**sniff its' own butt**

  • K C 26 days ago

    my dog smells like fritos

  • thats a lot of old factories

  • McGee Williams 1 months ago

    I was getting so tired of those 'someone answers' videos, this one is an example of why I subscribed to this channel.

  • Zala Gruden 1 months ago

    I just love this guy... he knows how to tell a story

  • de132 1 months ago

    Who would win $100M worth of equipmentor1 goodboye

  • Alina Nechiporenko 25 days ago


  • Ruuda Poulsen 1 months ago

    I'm sensing Robin Williams vibe in this video, but interesting tho.

  • Dion Mellidis 1 months ago

    I was waiting for the flubber pitch

  • The flamingsword 1 months ago

    I love this man's personality! 🤣 I wish I had him as a professor.

  • Sshawarma 28 days ago

    @ThisIsMyRealName We have cameras and satellites that see better than any human eye. Why not do the same for smell, especially if it's useful?

  • The flamingsword 1 months ago

    @ThisIsMyRealName We're probably won't be surpassing dogs' ability to smell any time soon, but we can try to get close through improvements in machine learning and research into how a dog's brain processes smells.

  • EpicFacePalmz0r 1 months ago

    this guys like a mad scientist. I love it.