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The AIBO ERS-7 resembles a small dog

AIBO (Artificial Intelligence roBOt, homonymous with "companion" in Japanese) is one of several types of robotic pets designed and manufactured by Sony; there have been several different models since their introduction in 1999. Able to walk, "see" its environment via camera, and recognize spoken commands, they are considered to be autonomous robots, since they are able to learn and mature based on external stimuli from their owner or environment, or from other AIBOs. Artist Hajime Sorayama created the initial designs for the AIBO. Image File history File links Question_book-3. ... Download high resolution version (991x900, 98 KB) File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Download high resolution version (991x900, 98 KB) File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... For other uses, see robot (disambiguation). ... This article is about animals kept for companionship. ... Sony Corporation ) is a Japanese multinational corporation and one of the worlds largest media conglomerates with revenue of $66. ... Autonomous robots are robots which can perform desired tasks in unstructured environments without continuous human guidance. ... Hajime Sorayama (空山 基 Sorayama Hajime) is a famous Japanese illustrator. ...

On January 26, 2006 Sony announced that it would discontinue AIBO and several other products as of March, 2006. It will also stop development of the QRIO robot. AIBO will still be supported until 2013 (ERS7 model), however, and AIBO technology will continue to be developed for use in other consumer products. [1] [2] AIBOware (the name is a trademark of Sony corporation), is the title given to the software the AIBO runs on its pink Memory Stick. The Life AIBOware allows the robot to be raised from pup to fully grown adult while going through various stages of development as its owner interacts with it. The Explorer AIBOware allows the owner to interact with a fully mature robot able to understand (though not necessarily willing to obey) 100 voice commands. Without the AIBOware, the AIBO will run in what is called "clinic mode" and can only perform basic actions. is the 26th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... QRIO (Quest for cuRIOsity, originally named Sony Dream Robot or SDR) was to be bipedal humanoid entertainment robot marketed and sold by Sony to follow up on the success of its AIBO toy. ... Computer software (or simply software) refers to one or more computer programs and data held in the storage of a computer for some purpose. ... A 2GB Sony High Speed Memory Stick PRO Duo with MagicGate support. ...

Many AIBO owners enjoy teaching their pets new behaviors by reprogramming them (in Sony's special 'R-CODE' language). However, in October 2001, Sony sent a cease-and-desist notice to the webmaster of aibopet.com/aibohack.com, demanding that he stop distributing code that was retrieved by bypassing the copy prevention mechanisms of the robot. Eventually, in the face of many outraged AIBO owners, see the protest letter, Sony released a programmer's kit for 'non-commercial' use. The kit has now been expanded into three distinct tools: R-CODE, AIBO Remote Framework, and the OPEN-R SDK. These three tools are combined under the name AIBO SDE (Software Development Environment). All of these tools are free to download and can be used for commercial or non-commercial use (Except for the OPEN-R SDK, which is specifically for non-commercial use). Since the first release of OPEN-R, several AIBO programming tools have been developed by university labs, including URBI, Tekkotsu, Pyro and Cognitive Vision. Copy prevention, also known as copy protection, is any technical measure designed to prevent duplication of information. ...

AIBO playing with kids

The AIBO has seen use as an inexpensive platform for artificial intelligence research, because it integrates a computer, vision system, and articulators in a package vastly cheaper than conventional research robots. The [RoboCup] autonomous soccer competition has a "RoboCup Four-Legged Robot Soccer League" in which numerous institutions from around the world participate. Competitors program a team of AIBO robots to play games of autonomous robot soccer against other competing teams. Image File history File links Aibo playing with a groups of kids. ... Image File history File links Aibo playing with a groups of kids. ... AI redirects here. ... Soccer redirects here. ... A computer program is a collection of instructions that describe a task, or set of tasks, to be carried out by a computer. ...

AIBO's complete vision system uses the SIFT algorithm, to recognise its charging station. The newest versions are equipped with a Wi-Fi connection, allowing them to send the pictures they take via email. As a result, the Roblog originated. Scale-invariant feature transform (or SIFT) is a computer vision algorithm for extracting distinctive features from images, to be used in algorithms for tasks like matching different views of an object or scene (e. ... Official Wi-Fi logo Wi-Fi (pronounced wye-fye, IPA: ), also unofficially known as Wireless Fidelity, is a wireless technology brand owned by the Wi-Fi Alliance intended to improve the interoperability of wireless local area network products based on the IEEE 802. ... Roblog, the short name for a robots blog with no human intervention. ...

AIBO's sounds were programmed by Japanese DJ/avant-garde composer Nobukazu Takemura, considered by many to be highly skilled at fusing mechanic and organic concepts, and the bodies of the "3x" series (Latte and Macaron, the round-headed AIBOs released in 2001) were designed by visual artist Katsura Moshino. Nobukazu Takemura (竹村延和 Takemura Nobukazu) is a Japanese musician whose style has run from jazz to house to drum and bass to chamber music to electronic glitch within less than a decade. ...


Breed lineage

After model name: body color choices; release date; units sold.

First generation models

AIBO models ERS-111 (right) and ERS-210 (left)
  • ERS-110: silver; began sales 1 June 1999 for delivery in August; limited production of 3,000 for Japan and 2,000 for the USA
  • ERS-111: grey and black; November 1999; 60,000 (estimated)

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Second generation models

  • ERS-210: black, silver, gold, red, blue, green, white (3 hues), champagne, etc.; 2001
  • ERS-210A: several colors; 2002
  • ERS-220: silver; 2002 (also available as a conversion kit for the ERS-210)
  • ERS-311 "Latte": cream; 2001
  • ERS-311b "Latte": cream; 2002
  • ERS-312 "Macaron": black; 2001
  • ERS-31L "Pug": brown; 2002

Estimated sales for all second generation models: 60,000

Third Generation models

  • ERS-7: white; November 2003
  • ERS-7M2: white and black; November 2004
  • ERS-7M3: white, black, and champagne brown (called honey brown in Japan); October 2005

Estimated sales for all third generation models: 40,000 to 50,000

See also

Robotics Portal

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External links

  • CMDash - Home page of the Carnegie Mellon robot soccer teams (includes multimedia (videos and photos) and list of relevant research papers) - CMDash'07 came in third place at RoboCup'07.
  • AustinVilla - Home page of the UT Austin Villa robot soccer team
  • AIBO-Life Site and Forums - Largest Community :: Forums Chat Shindig :: Happy AIBOing...
  • Aibotails - AIBO fan site with community forum
  • AIBOnet - A community networking site for AIBO owners
  • SONYAiBO.net - An AIBO fansite by a AiBOwner.
  • RoboCup's rules for AIBO soccer
  • GermanTeam, the winner of the RoboCup 2004 and 2005 in the Sony Four Legged League
  • Microsoft Hellhounds , the winner of the German Open 2005, Robogames 2005, US Open 2006, ROBOLUDENS Dutch Open 2006 in the Sony Four Legged League
  • rUNSWift, winners of the RoboCup 2000, 2001 and 2003 Four-Legged League competition
  • homepage of AIBO Team Humboldt offering a further informations, pics and videos of the AIBO playing soccer
  • web site offering information on how to do interesting things with the AIBO
  • AIBO case study
  • A third-party open source software development environment for the AIBO
  • Tea Vui Huang's Aibo Memories 3D Playable Virtual Aibo for Sony Ericsson Mobile Phones
  • W/BO Project - a project of Wi-Fi detection for AIBO
  • dogsbodynet.com - Site hosting DogsLife Aibo personality, Skitter AIBO Dance Editor, and other cool stuff
  • Cognitive Vision - A project to improve AI abilities of AIBO
  • Good-Aibo - The Aibo starts here - UK based sony aibo forum

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