It was decades ago when Sony’s first robotic dog came to life. Owners fell in love this this robotic dog so much that it’s even common in Japan to hold funerals for them.
Now, Aibo is resurrected as an AI dog who is capable of forming emotional bonds with humans as claimed by Sony. With ultra-compact actuators, Aibo’s body can move along 22 axes, mimicking common dog positions. Its OLED eyes even shows different emotions to its owner.
Aibo, equipped with AI, adapts to the behavior of its owner, analyzes sounds and images, and uses cloud data to learn from the experiences of other Aibo’s.
So, if you want a pet dog, but are allergic to fur, don’t want to deal with the messy part of having a pet, or are afraid of getting bitten, Aibo might be the perfect pet for you.
See it in action.
Aibo comes with an app on your phone so you can control its settings and view the photos taken by your pet dogs. And guess what? You can download tricks from a store to make your dog smarter. Cool, huh?
However, Aibo is just going to be available in Japan, at least at the beginning. Sales will start January 11, 2018, and units will cost 198,000 yen ($1,700).