Announced in August 2018, Sony's special, limited-quantity First Litter Edition of the company's acclaimed aibo robotic "puppy" companion can be pre-ordered now swith delivery in time for the holidays, in December 2018.
The aibo First Litter Edition is an all-in-one bundle that includes the companion robo-pup, a three-year AI Cloud Plan, pink ball, aibone, paw pads and aibo's special charging station, as well as an individually numbered commemorative dog tag.
The three-year AI Cloud Plan enables aibo to upload its day-to-day life experience to Sony's artificial intelligence (AI) engine. This technology allows aibo to access its database of memories and experiences to develop a unique personality that grows and evolves. aibo can recognize up to 100 faces and develops a familiarity with people over time, remembering what actions make owners happy. No two aibo are alike as each aibo is shaped by its unique daily interactions and the parenting style of each owner, which helps to shape the personality, behavior and knowledge of your new puppy companion.
The AI Cloud Plan comes bundled in the aibo First Litter Edition. In addition to powering aibo's learning capabilities, it enables owners to store their aibo-generated photos in the cloud and share them with friends via social media. Additionally, the AI Cloud Plan ensures that aibo can be updated by Sony for years to come, growing aibo's functionality with new tricks, new software-based features, and even entirely new AI capabilities.
aibo parents can also stay connected to their pup using the "My aibo" app, which will be available for download from Google Play for Android Devices and the Apple App Store for iOS Devices. The app provides an easy interface that allows users to play with their aibo, add tricks to its repertoire and more.
The aibo First Litter Edition with accessory bundle, three-year AI Cloud Plan and special numbered dog tag is currently available for a suggested retail price of $2899.99.