New Sony Aibo Dog

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For those who have always wanted Sony’s AIBO robotic dog, but didn’t manage to pick one up when they were discontinued in 2006, rejoice! The company announced today that their all-new version will be coming to the US, priced at $2,899, which includes three years of Sony’s AI Cloud service too. Unlike its predecessors, this model uses AI Cloud to send its daily activities back to Sony’s servers, shaping the robot’s personality as well as enabling owners stay connected to their device over Wi-Fi or LTE through AT&T. Continue reading for another hands-on video and more information.

“It incorporates a bunch of sensors, cameras, and actuators to activate the pup and keep it interactive. There’s a camera on its back to help it navigate to its charging pad, and its nose camera helps it find its Aibone and identify family members through facial recognition. It also responds to voice commands, and you can add tricks to its knowledge base through the companion Android / iOS Aibo app,” reports The Verge.

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