New Aibo

Bow-WOW! How many motors in this thing? https://www.thisdogslife.co/cant-get-a-dog-sony-just-released-a-robotic-version-that-chases-balls-wags-his-tail-and-learns-tricks/

... but this robotic companionship doesn’t come cheap. Aibo will cost 198,000 yen, or about $1,750. And someone wants the subscription plan, expect to tack on another 90,000 yen (approximately $800) for a 3-year-plan. For those that want a discount on repairs, Sony will also offer and support and care subscription for 54,000 yen, or $475.
Aibo will be available for purchase in January of 2018 but only in Japan (where the robotic dog was the most popular). Sony is hoping to sell at least 150,000 Aibos (the number it sold for its first version before Sony retired it.)


"When you make a thing, a thing that is new, it is so complicated making it that it is bound to be ugly. But those that make it after you, they don’t have to worry about making it. And they can make it pretty, and so everybody can like it when others make it after you."

- Pablo Picasso

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  • wow! quite a bit of dynamic movement! Hopefully someone will do tour of the internal mechanisms (I was going to say "tear down", but that somehow feels wrong somehow (zoomorphism?).
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