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02 November 2017, 12:51 | Clyde Nash
Sony Corp’s entertainment robot ‘aibo’ approaches its staff at a news conference in Tokyo
Aibo is an ivory-white, puppy-sized, 30 centimetre plastic-covered hound with flapping black ears and a wagging tail. Other than that it comes with cameras, microphones, boasts internet connectivity and an array of sensors. With its new sensing and AI technologies, AIBO can also run towards its owner and detect smiles and praises. The new upgrade to AIBO's interface enables AIBO to sense and identify movement, and it now possesses an advanced AI supported by a cloud computing technology that would help the dog develop its personality.
In a news briefing to introduce AIBO, Sony's Chief Executive Officer Kazuo Hirai said "It was a hard decision to stop the project in 2006, but we continued development in AI and robotics". The central part of the robots' eyes are made of organic electroluminescence displays that can display bright colors, so it has a range of facial expressions. Sony said it aims to sell at least as many new AIBO as the original, without giving a time frame.
Furthermore, the new Aibo will only be available in Japan, so if you're keen to get your hands on the robotic canine be prepared to import it when the Aibo is released in January. The time is nigh for a comeback, says Sony boss Kaz Hirai, as a ideal storm of better battery life, internet connectivity and the chance to put the modern buzzwords "artificial" and "intelligence" on the thing's box has arrived. It invested an undisclosed sum previous year in Cogitai, a U.S.
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Sony President Kazuo Hirai holds a new "aibo" robot model in Tokyo on Wednesday.
In 2016, it invested an undisclosed sum in US-based Cogitai, an AI startup focusing on technology that allows machines to learn continually and autonomously from interaction in the real world. The firm also established a venture capital fund to build partnerships with AI start ups and robotics as well as researchers.
The electronics giant has announced plans for a new and improved version of the AI robot dog, which went out of production in 2006.
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