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The Evolution of Aibo

  • The developer of Aibo

    The developer of Aibo
    Sony the devloper of aibo; Sony designed and manifested Aibo. The company got its first break in the early 1950s when it received a license from Bell Labs to build transistors. Today, Sony Corporation, headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, is one of the leading producers of audio and video electronics.
  • Abio's first introduction

    Abio's first introduction
    AIBO (相棒, "pal" or "partner" in Japanese), is a series of robotic dogs designed and manufactured by Sony. Sony announced a prototype Aibo in mid-1998, and the first consumer model was introduced on 11 May 1999.
  • First Generation Model - ERS-110

    First Generation Model - ERS-110
    ERS-110, After the creation of the 1998 prototype by the Digital Creatures Lab, ERS-110 was the first commercially produced AIBO and the first entertainment robotics offering from Sony, and has the exact same features as ERS-111.
  • First Generation Model - ERS-111

    First Generation Model - ERS-111
    ERS-111, equipped with 18 degrees of freedom, a 64 Bit RISC processor and 16 MB of RAM. It draws power from a 7.2V Lithium Ion battery (See also: Batteries) and sports a 180,000 pixel color camera.
  • Second Generation Model - ERS-210

    Second Generation Model - ERS-210
    ERS-210, is the most widely produced AIBO and the first to use the second generation Aperios architecture. The ERS-210 was inspired and designed after a lion cub. It has sharp ears, a pointy tail, claws, and a visor that serves as the face, along with 6 LEDs to show emotion. The camera is located where the nose would be, like many other models. The microphones are located on the sides of the face, and resemble whiskers.
  • Second Generation - ERS-220

    Second Generation - ERS-220
    ERS-220, Unlike other AIBO models, the ERS-220 was not designed to appear at all organic but instead took a directly mecha-inspired approach. The hardware of the ERS-220 is identical to the ERS-210 with the exclusion of four degrees of freedom (no moving "tail" module or articulated ears). A variety of LEDs were added that were not present on the ERS-210.
  • Second Generation Model -ERS-31X

    Second Generation Model -ERS-31X
    ERS-31X, AIBO ERS-31X is a series of similar AIBOs released in 2001 and 2002. ERS-31X consists of ERS-311 ( Latte), ERS-312 (Macaron) and ERS-31L. With the popularity and appeal of robotic pets waning, Sony wanted to appeal to a larger market with their next AIBO. The ERS-311 and ERS-312 launched at $850, significantly lower than any previous AIBO's price point. Released shortly after the announcement of the ERS-311 and ERS-312 Bluetooth Latte and Macaron, marketed as a true-to-form budget AIBO.
  • Third Generation Model - ERS-7

    Third Generation Model - ERS-7
    ERS-7, the first AIBO to be explicitly referred to by Sony as a 'robot dog'. Sony went back to studying the movement and behavior of dogs, and of note was the changes in the head assembly functions similarly to previous models, but with some new features, including the ability to play polyphonic MIDI files with no limits.
  • Major Abio features

    Major Abio features
    Aibo is a friendly robotic dog whose personality and behavior evolves over time. The newest model is now able to recognize its owner's face, detect smiles and words of praise, and learn new tricks. And of course, it loves to be petted.
  • Fourth Generation Model (the newest generation) - ERS-1000

    Fourth Generation Model   (the newest generation) - ERS-1000
    ERS-1000, Sony began hinting towards the release of a home robot in 2016 with the patent of a humanoid robot and a brief appearance in the media. Sony opted for a puppy-like demeanor for the revival of AIBO. In contrast to previous installments, Sony forewent the common 'visor' design for OLED eyes, a favorable choice for enhanced human-robot interaction.