Be careful what you wish for today, because one day you will be old and fragile with a beautiful looking robot staring down into you eyes and spooning cold porridge into your mouth, while you sit in a wheelchair unable to move…
It will probably have Sony, Huawei, Microsoft, Amazon, Facebook, Tesla or Attendo stamped on its butt!
FinnishNews has just received an email for “The Verge” saying the following:
“As rumored, AIBO is back. After more than a decade away, Sony has decided to resurrect its iconic robot pet brand with a brand new model simply called “Aibo” (model number ERS-1000).
Sony claims the new Aibo “can form an emotional bond with members of the household while providing them with love, affection, and the joy of nurturing and raising a companion.” It uses ultra-compact actuators that allow its body to move along 22 axes, and its eyes use two OLED panels to show a range of expressions. Battery life is rated at around two hours, with a three-hour recharge time.”
If you really do believe that a robot can “love, show affection and joy” then you deserve to be locked in a windowless room for the rest of your life and be looked after by Aibo.