Sony Electronics has just released an extensive software update (Version 2.50) for its autonomous robot puppy companion, Aibo (ERS1000). Once updated, owners will gain access to new programmable resources as well as several new whimsical capabilities, such as the ability to virtually feed Aibo cookies, potty train it and lots more. Read more for two videos and additional information.
This software update also introduces a new aibo Web-based application programming interface (API), which provides owners access to both the “Aibo Developer Program” for professional developers and the “Aibo Visual Programming” for beginners. The Web-based API is free and allows owners to program Aibo’s actions.
As a longtime innovator and leader in the companion robot space, Sony is committed to working towards ongoing advancements and enhancements in A.I. and robotics technologies. Software updates like Version 2.50 help to improve the aibo user experience, and also continue to help lead the A.I. and robotics conversation into the future,” said Michiko Araki Kelley, vice president, New Business and Corporate Marketing Group, Sony Electronics North America.