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Sony Aibo (2019)

Sony Aibo (2019)

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68 Engadget Score
It has some redeeming qualities, but you could still do better.
68

It has some redeeming qualities, but you could still do better.

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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.

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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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68 Engadget Score
It has some redeeming qualities, but you could still do better.
68

It has some redeeming qualities, but you could still do better.

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The Engadget Score is a unique ranking of products based on extensive independent research and analysis by our expert editorial and research teams. The Global Score is arrived at only after curating hundreds, sometimes thousands of weighted data points (such as critic and user reviews).

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