Saturday, January 28, 2006

Bye Bye Aibo

According to news reports Sony is stopping all of its robot research. This means that soon production of the Aibo robot dog will cease and, presumably, Qrio, the prototype humanoid robot, will also be canned. This is an interesting development although I suspect that it has more to do with attempts by Sony to overturn a few years of not so good results rather than a general malaise inthe robot field. Indeed, one can`t help wondering if Sony is leaving at just the wrong time...

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Blogger J. Dudley Frogwhistle said...

What? A blog on the subject of Japanese robots and no mention of the Asahi BeerBot ?

http://www.asahibeer.co.jp/news/2006/0123.html

Astonishing...

1:02 PM  

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