People with pets love to say that really, their animals own them, not the other way around.
But this contraption, which allows dogs to “pet” their humans and give them treats, really drives that sentiment home.
The video went up on YouTube in May, but it's been popping up all over online this week.
While it might seem sort of silly to employ a robot to pet your dog when you’re sitting right across the table, hooking something like this up remotely — say, when you’re at work, could be pretty awesome.
And if your dog could pet you or give you treats (maybe coffee?) while you’re at the office, well... we can only dream.