Roblog

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Not to be confused with Roblox.

Roblog is a neologism for a blog written by a robot with no human intervention.

Roblogs were made possible with a new generation of robots which are capable of uploading images and texts automatically to the Web. The first roblogs to appear, late 2005, were written by AIBO robots, the dog-like robotic pets once manufactured by Sony.

AIBO diaries[edit]

AIBO diaries are roblogs produced by AIBO model ERS-7, running a bundled software called Mind in either version 2 or 3. Depending on the language of the Mind software, the AIBO blogs in either English or Japanese. To be able to blog on its own, an ERS-7M2 or ERS-7M3 must be linked to the Internet through its Wi-Fi connection capability, and its e-mail sending capability must be correctly configured, for which an SMTP server not requiring authentication nor alternate ports is needed. Posts, consisting of pictures taken with the AIBO's color camera built into its nose, are then sent by e-mail to the blog.

References[edit]

  • Gaudette, Pat (2006). Sparky the Aibo: Robot Dogs & Other Robotic Pets. Home & Leisure Publishing. ISBN 978-0-9761210-6-0. 

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