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