Wednesday, November 22, 2017
Close  
technology / Gadgets

WATCH: Sony marks return of AIBO robot dog

technology / Gadgets
  • share this

WATCH: Sony marks return of AIBO robot dog

/ 06:16 PM November 01, 2017

The AIBO dog. Image: Sony

Amidst speculations of a comeback after being off the shelves for a decade, Sony announced that the AIBO is set to be back on the market starting next year.

The new iteration of the robotic dog, referred to as ER-1000, will feature more realistic and lifelike tricks and expressions, as well as responsiveness comparable to that of a real dog.

The robot dog’s body language encompasses its expressive eyes (with two OLEDS for diversified expressions), ears and tail, plus different voices depending on its mood and reactions.

ADVERTISEMENT

The dog can also detect praises, smiles, pettings and other gestures. It can also remember gestures that make its owner happy.

Adaptability is also one of its key features, with the help of Sony’s Artificial Intelligence technology. This feature helps in building the dog’s personality, and aids on how it will respond to kind gestures the owner will give.

Pre-orders can now be made through the official Sony website in Japan. It will be released in stores on Jan. 11, 2018.

AIBO was first released in 1999, then ceased sales in 2006 as part of the company’s profitability strategies around that time. JB

RELATED STORY: 

WATCH: Japanese ‘robot dog’ designed to sniff smelly feet

ADVERTISEMENT

Subscribe to INQUIRER PLUS to get access to The Philippine Daily Inquirer & other 70+ titles, share up to 5 gadgets, listen to the news, download as early as 4am & share articles on social media. Call 896 6000.

TAGS: AIBO, Robot, robot dog, robotics, Sony
For feedback, complaints, or inquiries, contact us.




© Copyright 1997-2016 INQUIRER.net | All Rights Reserved