Sony’s New aibo

aiboSony is re-introducing it’s robotic dog aibo. Originally called Aibo and available from 1999 – 2006.  Starting in January of 2018 if you live in Japan, you can purchase the new aibo for 179,000 yen (about $1,739 US).

The new aibo will respond to petting and voice commands.  Aibo features a camera in it’s nose and one near the tail as well as 4 microphones for listening. With 22 axes of movement, aibo can move much more realistically. Battery life is about 2 hours and charging takes 3 hours.

Aibo is expected to grow with you and mature.  It can also learn the layout of your house.  But of course all of this comes at a cost.  Subscription cost about $27 a month and will back up aibo’s personality and allow you wi-fi connectivity.

You can pre-orer now if you live in Japan.

Link via Engadget

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