All AIBOs were bundled with accessories including a charging station and pink ball toy.
Late model ERS7's were bundled with a pink AIBone bone-shaped toy, playing cards and a charging station with pole and marker mat for autonomous docking.
They were also widely adopted by universities for educational purposes (e.g.
Original design illustrator up from ERS-110 ERS-210 based on the deserted due to. black, silver, gold, red, blue, green, white (3 hues), champagne, etc.; 2001 (Ears not included) 28.1 cm height, 1.5 kg weight, 1.5 hours continuous operation time, 20 degrees of freedom (drive unit), price 150 000 yen (excluding tax). Original production design illustrator Katsura Moshino . Height 29.6 cm, 1.5 kg weight, 1.5 hours continuous operation time, 16 degrees of freedom (drive unit), price 180 000 yen (excluding tax) Variants of ERS-210/220. The initial ERS-110 AIBO's hardware includes a 64-bit RISC processor, 16 megabytes of RAM, sensors (touch, camera, range-finder, microphone, acceleration, angular velocity), a speaker and actuators (legs, neck, mouth, tail).
Option of IEEE802.11b wireless LAN remote control is possible by a built-in card is used, which is one of the AIBO-ware "AIBO Navigator 2". By putting the software called AIBO-ware, AIBO become a different character as "macaroons" naughty "and latte type of" unfussy. Difficult to distinguish the appearance but with improved CPU. As the series developed, more sensors and actuators were added.
Fujita would write that the robot's behaviors will need to “be sufficiently complex or unexpected so that people keep an interest in watching or taking care of it”.
Fujita argued that entertainment robots might be viable as "A robot for entertainment can be effectively designed using various state-of-the-art technologies, such as speech recognition and vision, even though these technologies may not be mature enough for applications where they perform a critical function.
Although most models were dog-like, other inspirations included lion-cubs and space explorer, and only the final ERS-7 version was explicitly a "robot dog".
AIBOs were marketed for domestic use as "Entertainment Robots".
You can also add a self-charging function to walk on their own charger when charging is about to expire due to "AIBO Polytechnic us" software option. Height 28 cm, 1.5 kg weight, 2.5 hours continuous operation, 15 degrees of freedom (drive unit), price 98 000 yen (excluding tax). Displays affixed logo sticker "Super Core" at the bottom of the body. Estimated sales for all third generation models: 40,000 to 50,000 November 2003 This AIBO is regarded as the culmination of the series. Wi-Fi was available as an add on for some second-generation AIBOs.
The third and final family of AIBOs, the ERS-7s, have multiple head and body sensors, clicking ear actuators, a chest-mounted proximity sensor, expressive "Illume-Face" and Wi-Fi.
Later models of AIBOs were designed jointly with prestigious Japanese designers, and continued to gain design awards. The bodies of the "ERS-3x" series (Latte and Macaron, the round-headed AIBOs released in 2001) were designed by visual artist Katsura Moshino winning the "Good Design Award" Several prototypes have been displayed by Sony. MUTANT is described in "development of an Autonomous Quadruped Robot".
The specifications of the 1998 prototype, described in a Sony Press release, closely match those of the first generation AIBOs.
AIBO grew out of Sony's Computer Science Laboratory (CSL).