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Aibo RIP
Posted on Thursday, February 02 @ 14:09:52 PST by raul
Technology Sony is discontinuing its robot dog, Aibo:
TOKYO - The world's first mass-marketed robot, Sony's Aibo, recognizes its owners' faces and is programmed for sympathy, like a canine companion. Its eyes light up in red to show anger, green to convey happiness. It even learns its own name.

Aibo owners tend to be fiercely loyal, too. The robots have even been hacked by tinkerers seeking to add their own modifications. But none of that prevented Sony Corp (NYSE:SNE - news). from announcing last week that it was scrapping the four-legged robot pet as part of the company's bid to reverse flagging fortunes and cut costs.

Hit up the full story here. Sony's website for Aibo is here.

- Submitted by drmikee

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