What is Artificial Intelligence Robot (AIBO)?
Artificial Intelligence Robot, or AIBO, is a name for a Sony product that was designed as a robot animal. Several copies of this line of products are available in the United States, although they come with price tags of up to several thousand dollars. The AIBO uses an Open-R modular platform to create a lifelike interface that includes speech recognition, machine learning and the ability to respond to stimuli.
The Sony AIBO was released in 1999 and is considered to be the most mature robot ever offered to consumers. While the majority of AIBOs resembled dogs, different models were also available. Despite the product's popularity, it was discontinued in 2006, with all support ending in 2013. Sony cited the lack of profitability as the reason for its termination.
Together with Sony's AIBO products, the term 'artificial intelligence robots' can be used to refer to a wide range of robot projects, generally aimed at simulating human or animal life. Different types of artificial intelligence robots are being developed that can have conversations with people, respond to body language, and perform different types of cognitive tasks. Many of these are also very lifelike in appearance and built to actual human size. The phenomena of the artificial intelligence robot raise many questions about how we as humans will interact with technology in the future.