Entertainment Robot

aibo

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The aibo entertainment robot serves users as a companion which they can educate and love. Thanks to AI technology, it develops into an independent entity which enters into a relationship with people. In the appearance of a puppy with functional aesthetics, it is equipped with 22 actuators, which enable realistic expressions, e.g. movements of the head, tail and ears, swinging the hips or barking. With its flowing soft curves, aibo looks simple and natural, despite its complexity.

Credits
  • Manufacturer:
    Sony Corporation, Tokyo, Japan
  • In-house design:
    Noriaki Takagi Junichiro Sakata Junichi Nagahara Hidenori Karasawa Emika Arai

Statement by the Jury

In the aibo entertainment robot, state-of-the-art robot technology, deliberate design and emotional characteristics form a highly impressive and convincing symbiosis.