When Aibo is standing on its hind legs, tail wagging and soft OLED-lit eyes roving, it’s so dang adorable you forget it’s supposed to do stuff. But after a while the initial charm of its design wears off, and you’re stuck asking what the heck this robot dog even does.
If you want a high quality robot dog in the U.S. you’ll need to spend $2,900. That’s expensive, but I suppose Sony’s new Aibo will probably live a lot longer than most pure bred dogs.
First Sony killed Aibo, the little dumb robot dog. Then, like a phoenix, Aibo rose from the ashes, new and improved, with LED eyes and a soft little back. This good boy, who went on pre-order in Japan last year for 198,000 Yen (~$1,750), will go on sale on Thursday, January 11. In Japan. Which is not America. Which is…
Four years after the Aibo puppy was discontinued, some CAT scans and X-rays have emerged showing two of the models' inner parts. The CT scans don't appear to show any abnormalities, but then I'm no doctor. Or roboticist.