According to Japan's Nikkei Business
is set to purchase Sony's robotics division. The whole shebang: robots and researchers. Apparently, Sir Howard Stringer is looking to rid Sony of the money losing division to Toyota's delight. Does this mean the resurrection of little AIBO
? No telling (though it's surely a quick way to win converts... hint), but we're pretty certain that the news will raise the eyebrow of Honda's Asimo
, you know, if he had any. Update
: Sony just issued a statement denying
the sale (but confirming their lack of a soul).