Sony Aibo (2019)

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Engadget Review

The Aibo is one of the most advanced, responsive and lifelike companion robots currently on the market. It looks and acts uncannily like a real, living dog. The Aibo’s AI brain is capable of learning from its owners and surrounding environment to develop a distinct personality, learn tricks and habits; and effectively “grow up” over a period of years. But despite the impressive showing of technology, there’s something mildly unsettling about the Aibo, and it’s not just the $2,900 price tag.

Sony Aibo review: Just get a puppy
The robot may draw a crowd, but it doesn't do much else.
Andrew Tarantola
Andrew TarantolaFebruary 27, 2019

Pros

  • You’ll never have to take it to the vet or clean up after it
  • It costs less to care for over its estimated lifespan than a live pet
  • It’s an on-demand pet -- you can power it down to “sleep mode” at the push of a button

Cons

  • It costs $2900
  • Won’t alert the townsfolk when Timmy falls down the well
  • It can only stay awake for two hours at a time and doesn’t do stairs
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Aibo (2019)

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Sony’s Aibo is a smart, capable device that perfectly imitates a real dog

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