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aibo (ERS1000) / Toy robot

aibo (ERS1000)

Discipline: Product

Discipline: Product

The aibo entertainment robot gives users a companion to connect with, raise, and love. Using Sony’s AI technologies for linking to the Cloud, aibo grows into a distinct personality by making its own connections with people. The robot includes 22 drive actuators that unlock realistic expressivity and enable advances in aibo’s physical capabilities. From tilting its head to twisting its haunches, aibo’s movements exude emotion. Despite its complexity, aibo embodies a simple, organic look thanks to its fluid curves. Embracing the concept of “vitality,” the design fuses AI and mechatronics into a new story of human-robot companionship.

  • DATE OF LAUNCH 2018

  • DEVELOPMENT TIME 13 - 24 months

  • TARGET REGIONS Specific country/region: Japan, USA

  • TARGET GROUPS Consumer / User

aibo is responsive design at its best. It is notable for its round shapes and fluid, animal-like features and movements. aibo includes 22 drive actuators that make the robot dog a lively and adorable companion for every age, especially for allergy sufferers! Well thought-out design in so many aspects!
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Sony Corporation

Sony Corporation
Creative Center
Tokyo, Japan

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Design

Sony Corporation

Sony Corporation
Creative Center
Tokyo, Japan

Noriaki Takagi, Junichiro Sakata, Junichi Nagahara, Hidenori Karasawa, Emika Arai

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