Sunday, January 29, 2006

AIBO and QRIO - May you rest in peace...

For those who haven’t had the opportunity to meet AIBO or QRIO, I suggest you run looking at the video clips on Sony’s site, because Sony announced recently that they are stopping production of both.

I have had the opportunity to play a bit with AIBO, when Ehud Sharlin came to give a talk at our CS Seminar. This little robot-dog was really impressive. Put some fur on it, and you might really get attached to it! Being a dog-lover, I can’t say it’s the same as the real thing. However, being an AI fan, I must say it’s really impressive and a real loss for the AI community.

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