Sony launches a New AIBO Robot Dog
AIBO behaves like a real dog by using artificial intelligence (AI) to learn and interact with its owner and surroundings. The AIBO equipped with new sensing and movement technologies as well as far more advanced AI backed by cloud computing to develop the dog’s personality.
The AIBO Robot Dog sales begin in Japan in January for JPY 198,000 (roughly $1,739 or Rs. 1,12,300).
It sold about 150,000 dogs in Japan before ceasing production seven years later when its core consumer electronics business struggled in price wars with emerging Asian rivals.
The reborn AIBO features new actuator technology allowing it move more smoothly and naturally like a real dog. With sensing and AI technologies, AIBO can run toward its owner and detect smiles and words of praise, and can remember what actions please the owner. Its eyes are made of organic light emitting diode (OLED) displays making it capable of diverse expressions.
Sony said it aims to sell at least as many new AIBO as the original, without giving a time frame. It also said it is considering overseas sales. Earlier this year, Sony Education launched its first product, Koov, which aims to teach children coding through building and programming robots using plastic blocks.