Old dog, new tricks: Sony unleashes '...

Old dog, new tricks: Sony unleashes 'intelligent' robot pet

Kazuo Hirai, president and CEO of Sony Corporation, holds an Aibo robotic dog during a news conference at the 2018 CES in Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S. As Japan celebrates the year of the dog, electronics giant Sony on Thursday unleashed its new robot canine companion, packed with artificial intelligence and internet connectivity. The sleek ivory-white puppy-sized "aibo" robot shook its head and wagged its tail as if waking from a nap when it was taken out of a cocoon-shaped case at a "birthday ceremony" held in Tokyo.

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