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Aibo the robot dog really looks aliveSony's famous robo-pup Aibo is back with new tricks, including sensors that gather data from owners. But you can only fetch one now in Japan.
Sony is ready to unleash man's best robot friend. The super cute Aibo robot dog is back. And on sale now in Japan. It's said to arrive in January. You may remember an older version of Aibo that Sony launched 18 years ago. It was discontinued in 2006. But this old dog has since learned new tricks. The new model reacts to your voice commands and responds to petting. It can also play with toys like the special bone, and it has blinking OLED eyes. And my goodness, would you just look at that little robot face! Clearly, Sony spent a lot of time on animation to make the dog look alive and create expressions. But Sony says this companion bot Also learns and grows with owners. There is an app that helps teach him new tricks, and it's where you can a access photos taken by the dog! Yeah the connected canine has cameras. The cameras and built in sensors also help the dog learn location, and map out rooms, so he will learn your home. Sony says AIBO will remember what actions make the owner happy, so it can detect words of praise, even your smiles By analysing sounds and images, Sony's the dog that has artificial intelligence to develop a unique personality overtime. Collecting data on an owners reactions, so no two aibo are the same. Only on sale now in Japan, aibo cost 198,000 yen, and if it does come to the US that price will put it around $1,700. Like any pet he may need check-ups so then he has support care subscription service for repairs and inspections. One year of this robot insurance costs about $175. The mechanical mutt also has a power button and volume button if you need a break. He does not shed but has a SIM card slot and comes with a charging stand and With a battery that lasts about two hours. Are we entering the age of the robot companion pet. Another socially interactive robot named GBO just launched in October for $900. I'm Bridget Carey and you can be dog on sure that CNET will be there to fetch all the latest news on this robo pup as it's unleashed.