Sony 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.