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robot

a form of programmable automatic machine that performs repetitive PRODUCTION tasks in place of human operatives on a PRODUCTION LINE. Robots can be used for tasks such as welding or spray painting, which can be unhealthy for human operatives to perform, and assembly tasks, which can be performed more rapidly and consistently than by human workers. The use of robots can therefore improve the PRODUCTIVITY of production operations and the QUALITY of products.
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I asked our engineers a year and a half ago to develop (new) AIBO because I strongly believe robots capable of building loving relationships with people help realise Sony's mission (to inspire).
observations of AIBO in video (60) than in text (24).
AIBOs may even one day have games that can help stimulate older individuals' minds.
Unlike AIBO, it will not be able to learn but will respond to its owner and show "moods".
AIBO, which is derived from "artificial intelligence" and "robot," is Sony's newest version of its robotic canine line.
Amidst speculations of a comeback after being off the shelves for a decade, Sony announced that the AIBO is set to be back on the market starting next year.
This latest iteration of the beloved robotic companion, (previously AIBO when it was first released in 1999), can develop its own unique personality through everyday interactions as it grows closer and closer to its owners.
The experiment involves six robots, including Sony's AIBO, Mitsubishi Heavy's wakamaru, Fujitsu Ltd.
Also in the top 10 was a Nokia 6230 mobile phone, a Sony PlayStation 2, a laptop computer and Sony's AIBO Robot Dog.
s AIBO robot pets to transmit images to mobile phones is being demonstrated at ''Wireless Japan 2003,'' an information technology exhibition in Tokyo running through Friday.
Among the "digital media devices" on the list: the Amana Messenger refrigerator, hearing aids, answering machines, Sony's AIBO robot dog, even the Big Mouth Billy Bass.
Displays at the admission-free Sony Dream World 2002 fair at the Pacifico Yokohama convention center on Saturday and Sunday include the latest models in the VAIO series of personal computers and a trial version of the popular AIBO robot pet that follows a ball.