Sony today announced “aibo,” the evolution of its autonomous entertainment robot that brings fun and joy to the entire family. aibo can form an emotional bond with members of the household while providing them with love, affection, and the joy of nurturing and raising a companion.
The aibo features:
· An Irresistible cuteness, rich expressiveness and dynamic range of movements – To bring aibo to life, Sony developed ultracompact 1- and 2-axis actuators to provide aibo the freedom to move along a total of 22 axes, making it as smooth, natural movements possible
· The ability to bond with its owners – This adaptable behavior is made possible through Sony’s well-cultivated deep learning technology, in the form of inbuilt sensors that can detect and analyze sounds and images.
· Changes Over Time, Maturing and Growing – These perpetual changes are brought about through Sony’s unique AI technology, which allows aibo to interface with the cloud. aibo’s AI learns from interactions with its owners and develops a unique personality over time. With its owners’ permission, aibo can collect data from these interactions, then connect to the cloud and access the knowledge accumulated from interactions between different owners and their aibo to become even more clever.
The pre order will start from 11pm Nov 1 2017 and it is only available in Japan. There will also be basic plan and a monthly plan. Actual product will be released on 11 Jan 2018.