LuckysinLove with art, and I love technology because creative thinking has led to some of our greatest technological achievements. One of these being the robotic companion. If you know where I can find one...I'm begging you to PLEASE LET ME KNOW!.........Sony originally introduced the Aibo (Artificial Intelligence roBOt, homonymous with "companion" in Japanese) robot puppy in 1999. There have been several different models since their introduction pre y2k. Able to walk, "see" its environment via camera, and recognize spoken commands, they are considered to be autonomous robots, since they are able to learn and mature based on external stimuli from their owner or environment, or from other AIBOs. Artist Hajime Sorayama created the initial designs for the AIBO.
On January 26, 2006 Sony announced that it would discontinue AIBO and several other products as of March, 2006. It will also stop development of the QRIO robot. AIBO will still be supported until 2013, however, and AIBO technology will continue to be developed for use in other consumer products....now thats where I lose control because I've been looking for my puppy for 4 years now, and I can't find 1!!! Sony is full of it, and someone needs to make a documentary on this similar to "Who Killed the Electric Car?"........peep the pics below!
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