Aibo Gets a Face-Lift
Sony has updated its Aibo entertainment robot with a new version that features upgraded electronics functions but few improvements on the robotic front.
It has also been given a better "voice" in the form of a 64 polyphonic speaker and there are more lights in more colors around the robot's head to allow it to better communicate its "feelings" to users, the company said. Sony has also added a bone to the bright pink plastic ball that has been the preferred toy of Aibo to date.
A Wireless LAN adapter is now built into
On the mechanical side the new Aibo is little advanced from the last model. It has the same 20 degrees of movement although the servo motors have been upgraded and now allow for smoother and quieter movement, Sony said.
The Aibo ERS-7 will go on sale in Japan on September 27 and carry a price tag of $1595. It will also go on sale in the U.S. and Europe at around the same time, Sony said.