Sony Robotic Dog Aibo Can Now Perform New Tasks

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Sony has been one of the leading tech innovators. The Sony Aibo robotic dog is one such innovation that brings robotic assistants to life. In the latest update, Sony is upgrading the web-based API for Aibo now. Sony is inviting developers for the new 'Aibo Developer Program' to make services and apps that work with the robotic dog.

Sony Aibo Gets New Features
 

Sony Aibo Gets New Features

Sony Aibo has now received a new web-based API, which allows Aibo to handle several household chores. Sony has released a concept video that explains numerous things that might be possible with the robotic dog. The video details about how Aibo helps monitor a microwave, switch on a robot vacuum, show a child that she left the refrigerator open, and more.

The Sony Aibo robotic dog is enabled with cameras that act as surveillance camera within the environment it is placed in. Sony has created an Aibo Visual Programming, to train the dog on simpler tasks. The video programming allows the user to access the Scratch's drag-and-drop block coding, which teaches the robotic dog to perform the tasks you train it to.

The Sony Aibo robotic dog is seen picking up tissue in another video released by Sony. While these tasks might seem trivial, Sony is attempting to make things easier and simpler for us, while being cute at it!

 

Sony Aibo To Replace Home Devices?

Having a cute robotic dog around the house who cleans up after you and eases the chores is certainly appealing. As Aibo grows in popularity, especially in Japan, will it pose a threat to other smart home assistants like Alexa and Google Home? But that seems unlikely as Alexa, Google Assistant, Siri, and other virtual assistants are programmed differently.

Sony notes that the new web-based API cannot change the robotic dog's mood. Aibo's emotions, character or mood cannot be altered or changed through the API. The new web-based API allows users to teach Aibo to do new tricks and nothing more than that. But with the looks of it, Aibo looks happy all the time, so changing the mood or character wouldn't be necessary!

Sony Aibo is a companion who's always got a happy face. Sony's FAQ says that the new "API respects Aibo's feeling so that you can enjoy programming while Aibo stays true to himself/herself."

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