Aibo

  • Crunch Report | Doppler Labs Shuts Down

    Doppler Labs shuts down, Sony releases V2 of the robot dog Aibo and Robinhood now has a web version. All this on Crunch Report. Read More

  • Sony reboots Aibo with AI and extra kawaii

    Sony reboots Aibo with AI and extra kawaii

    The rumors had it right: Sony is rebooting its robot dog, Aibo, announcing a new four-legged companion AI-powered bot incoming with the same brand name but more rounded corners and visible facial features for extra kawaii, including a pair of expressive, puppy-dog eyes. Read More

  • Sony Aibo is reportedly returning with Amazon Echo-like features

    Sony Aibo is reportedly returning with Amazon Echo-like features

    Sony’s getting the old crew back together for one more job. According to a new report out of the Nikkei Asian Review, the electronics giant is reuniting the team between its beloved, bygone robotic dog Aibo, in order to develop a new version of the bot for the age of smart assistants. The dog is said to be the first of a number of consumer offerings from the company designed to help… Read More

  • Video: Japan Gets Robotic Guide Dog

    Video: Japan Gets Robotic Guide Dog

    Production of Sony’s AIBO, probably the world’s most famous robotic dog, may have been discontinued in 2006, but that didn’t stop other Japanese companies to keep on developing similar robots. 12 years after AIBO saw the light of day, Tokyo-based NSK took the wraps off a more advanced (nameless) robo-dog [JP]. Unlike AIBO, the NSK robot is designed to actually fulfill a… Read More

  • Pleo, what have they done to you?

    The uber dorks have ported an AIBO tool over to the Pleo so you can make it do wretched things to satisfy your weird taste. Poor Ferbie. Robots Rule Read More

  • Sony Aibo lives!

    It looks like Sony’s misunderstood and short lived pooch is making a return. According to Stuff, the new Aibo PS will be linking directly with your PSP and PS3 over Wi-Fi. You can also control the Aibo over the Web and watch streaming video and get e-mail alerts when you’re away thanks to facial recognition and motion sensors. Sony, for your sake I hope this one catches on and I… Read More

  • Sony Working On New AIBO Possibly

    Yes! I used to have an older Sony AIBO and although many would claim it was a waste of $800, I thought it was the coolest thing since Led Zeppelin. It could do a bunch of nutty stuff that was extremely enjoyable while intoxicated (it did headstands for crying out loud). Now word is that Sony is working on a new version of the previously cancelled robodog. Says Sony’s Masaya… Read More

  • This Dog Robot Runs Linux: BJ

    The second robot story in as many hours. At least this robot has a name that’ll make 10-year-olds (and all of us here) giggle: BJ. Yes, BJ the robot sorta looks like Sony’s Aibo in that they’re both dog-shaped robots. But BJ here runs on Linux, giving it instant credibility with the Slashdot crowd and a HIND LEG up on the competition (ohmygod lol). Apparently it’s for… Read More