In February, Sony premiered a limited edition of aibo, its robotic AI-powered puppy. Naturally, these sensational futuristic pets sell like crazy so if you want one, you’ll have to keep it on your radar and hope to find them in stock sometime soon. And what child hasn’t dreamed about having a personal robotic dog?
The new puppy comes with four new eye colors and, of course, in a Black Seasame edition too. Other features are pretty much the same as in the regular robotic doggo, but these are already impressive enough.
Aibo is made possible by ground-breaking robotics and innovative A.I. technology. While its given name is Aibo ERS1000-h, you get to name it yourself, and over time the pup does start to recognize its name and to respond to it. This not-so-furry friend grows each day as it develops its own personality through interacting with the environment and its relationships with people. Like a real puppy! Only scarier and more like something from Black Mirror, but some folks like that.
Things Aibo Can Do
Aibo can sense your pets and enjoy them, it can make facial expressions to express emotions, learn a variety of commands, and when it gets tired, it returns to the charging station by itself. The robot puppy will also learn to distinguish different members of the household over time. Each aibo will develop a unique personality and behavior patterns based on its experiences. Preferences and tricks also vary from aibo to aibo, though they all love the color pink, and dislike heights and tight spaces.
To start using your aibo, you will need to sign in to your Sony account. Via the My aibo app you can access system settings, owner information, and aibo’s customization. You can play with your aibo, and help it learn new tricks. And when you become a part of aibo community, you get to hear stories of other aibo owners and participate in many aibo events and contests.
There are some adorable accessories you can also get for your robotic puppy: the aibone, dice, and pink ball. The robotic puppy is quite a sensation so it is not that easy to catch them when they are in stock.
Learn more at Sony.com.