Sony Is Bringing Its Robotic Dog Project Back To Life

Sony Is Bringing Its Robotic Dog Project Back To Life
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The AIBO could soon be up for sale again

Leo Lutero
  • 31 october 2017

The Sony AIBOs, whose last version was released about 12 years ago, will soon be back on sale. In a report on the Nikkei Asian Review, Sony is rallying ex-AIBO team members, likely to create an updated version of the much-revered robot dog.

The AIBO could be Sony’s dedicated virtual assistant hardware, a competitor to the Amazon Echo or the Google Home. The past decade’s development can make the price tags of the upcoming robots more palatable. Past models used to sell for up to $2,500 apiece.

While the AIBO’s sales didn’t equate to mainstream success, it certainly built a fanbase who still lives in dedicated forums online. The AIBO was inducted to the the Carnegie Mellon’s Robot Hall of Fame as one of the most sophisticated robot products to have ever been available to consumers. This fame could bolster Sony’s candidate to the home assistant race, despite the late entry.



Lead Image: Kate Nevans | CC | Image resized

The Sony AIBOs, whose last version was released about 12 years ago, will soon be back on sale. In a report on the Nikkei Asian Review, Sony is rallying ex-AIBO team members, likely to create an updated version of the much-revered robot dog.

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