Sony will release an updated version of the legendary robot Aibo
Sony Japan has released the first version of Aibo robot in 1999. This artificial dog was able to walk, see surrounding objects, recognize voice commands and even the faces of their owners. At the same time it was Aibo own mood, emotion, instinct, curiosity and ability to independently recharged from the mains. For its time, it was an incredibly advanced toy. Over the years, Sony's management decided to bring back the legendary robot to life.
Aibo is translated from Japanese as "love" or "affection", and the word is also an acronym for the phrase "Artifical Intelligence roBOt". Design robot dog developed a well-known illustrator Hajime Sorayama. Apart from microphones, cameras and infrared distance sensors, Aibo was equipped with a bunch of various sensors that measure temperature, acceleration, vibration force others. At the heart of the robot lay 64-bit RISC machines-processor running a real-time operating system Aperios.
From 1999 to 2003, in sale of five different models Aibo, other than various innovations. For example, over time, we added to the basic model of the touch sensors, made her appearance more friendly, much improved sensors and even supplied the robot the ability to wirelessly connect to the Internet. To create a new model of leadership Aibo Sony has once again put together the original development team, who worked shoulder to shoulder in the distant 1999.
While the new model of the robot does not know practically nothing, but Sony representatives promise to share with the media details in the near future. It's now known that the software of the new model will be open to all comers Aibo, so third-party companies will be able to release updates to improve the functionality of the robot.