Sony Aibo is reborn as a modern-day puppy pal

Sony Aibo is reborn as a modern-day puppy pal

Sony Aibo is reborn as a modern-day puppy pal

It syncs with your smartphone using an app, allowing owners to play with it remotely.

The new version of Aibo will go on sale in Japan from January 2018.

Shares in Sony Corp soared to a nine-year high on Wednesday after it forecast record earnings that have vindicated its restructuring efforts and raised expectations of sustained momentum in profitability. With its new sensing and AI technologies, AIBO can also run towards its owner and detect smiles and praises.

The biggest change to aibo is that the new iteration will be more intelligent and proactively interact with its owner.

It has OLED screens for eyes for the display of a diverse range of emotions and a camera in the nose that can snap photos. Japanese electronics giant Sony's Aibo pet is making a return after more than a decade away.

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Aibo might sound like the flawless addition to your family, but don't get too excited about the possibility: Sony says the next-generation robot dog is only scheduled to launch in Japan.

"I asked our engineers a year and a half ago to develop (new) AIBO because I strongly believe robots capable of building loving relationships with people help realise Sony's mission (to inspire)". Maybe that's why Sony is bringing its robotic dog Aibo back from the dead.

The company has pumped resources into the technology, teaming up with US firm Cogitai and launching a venture capital fund past year focused on investing in AI and robotics startups around the world. AI start-up focusing on technology that allows machines to learn continually and autonomously from interaction in the real world. The time is nigh for a comeback, says Sony boss Kaz Hirai, as a ideal storm of better battery life, internet connectivity and the chance to put the modern buzzwords "artificial" and "intelligence" on the thing's box has arrived.

Sony's cutesy toy robot dog first appeared in 1999 before being, ahem, "sent to a farm" in 2006. It also established a venture capital fund to build partnerships with researchers and start-up companies in AI and robotics.

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