The developers of the new model of robot-dog said that in honor of the previous models, the novelty will receive the name Aibo, and among the innovations there is a constant Internet connection and smart control electronic devices in the house. Sony's announcement came a day after it forecast record earnings, leading to a nine-year high in its share price.
According to a statement made by Sony: "Aibo can form an emotional bond with new members of the household while providing them with love, affection and the joy of nurturing and raising a companion".
"It was a hard decision to stop the project in 2006, but we continued development in AI and robotics", Chief Executive Officer Kazuo Hirai said at a news briefing.
The new robots will be priced at 198,000 yen (about $1,737), not including tax.
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This latest version of Aibo certainly looks more like a dog than its predecessors, with a more rounded appearance compared the blocky nature of the dogs of old.
Sony chief executive Kazuo Hirai pets one of the new Aibo robotic dogs.
Sony Corp. announced Wednesday that it is scheduled to release a new doglike "aibo" robot on January 11, 2018. It is capable of learning and interacting with both its owner and its surroundings. With its owners permission, Aibo can also connect to the cloud and "access the knowledge accumulated from interactions between different owners and their Aibo to become even more clever".
The Japanese electronics giant discontinued the Aibo robot dog line more than a decade ago, but the cost of making the Aibo, which means "partner" in Japanese, saw the AI-powered four-legged friend consigned to Sony's kennel in the sky. It can also remember which actions pleases its owner. It invested an undisclosed sum past year in Cogitai, a U.S. But now, with tech giants marching into artificial intelligence, Sony has chose to get back in the game. It also established a venture capital fund to build partnerships with researchers and start-up companies in AI and robotics.