Talk:AIBO

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Name[edit]

The official name is apparently "AIBO", but common usage seems split between that and "Aibo", so it's not obvious which is right. Does anybody have insights on the distinction? Stan

imho AIBO should be the right one as it's the usage seen on every SONY printed document. User:jimqode

I've been bold and moved it to AIBO. Sony calls it that way. Mushroom 14:11, 26 January 2006 (UTC)

Good ... AIBO is a sort of acronym for Artificial Intelligence roBOt, and as all acronyms should be spelled all U/C. SONY provided this explanation in every user guide and in many marketing materials, and the only way SONY printed the word AIBO was AIBO.

Ethics[edit]

May I suggest a section in this article on the ethics/philosophy/sociology perspectives on this robot? I have never seen or interacted with one but from the description it seems almost as 'alive' as some pets. Any specific critiques of AIBO would be interesting. Alternatively, a link to a relevant article on this subject would be useful. A brief comparison (and link to) Tamagotchi or reference to 'cyber-pets' would also be good. --ChrisJMoor 02:26, 21 Mar 2005 (UTC)

There are also studies that have been done with AIBO robots in settings such as senior citizen communities, where it therapeutic benefits of interaction with the pets were investigated.

Development of[edit]

There is a lot of development and philosophy that went into the creation of the AIBO to make it the most appealing to people, and easy to bond with. Some information about the design process, the philosophy behind the project, could be added. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 66.62.227.42 (talk) 01:34, 21 January 2010 (UTC)

Stereoscopy?[edit]

I removed the mention of stereoscopy - all the AIBOs I've had have only had one camera, thus precluding stereoscopic imaging.

Which AIBO?[edit]

I am working on a website that will explain the different models of AIBO to people. I am constantly being asked which is the best to get?

I agree with ChrisJMoore that it is difficult ot get a perspective on which is the best unless you have specifically interacted with one and know what they are capable of. I will post a link to the specific page when it is complete.

AIBO scrapped[edit]

Something should be mentioned with regards to Aibo being scrapped by Sony.

why tag was added[edit]

article needs sources okOo7565 21:35, 4 September 2007 (UTC)

Why was AIBO discontinued?[edit]

Isn't there any information available why AIBO was discontinued? I always thought they made a lot of money since the robots were quickly outsold. Ran4 (talk) 19:55, 24 August 2008 (UTC)

Convention?[edit]

Nearly all google roads seem to lead to this article. I've searched and removed results that contain phrases that are unlikely to appear anywhere but Wikipedia mirrors:

"aibo convention" -"called honey brown in Japan" -"breed lineage"

+sony +"robotics tower" -"called honey brown in Japan" -"breed lineage"

Can anyone provide a link to verify the actual name of this event its setting?

davewho2 00:59, 21 August 2009 (UTC)

The Product this article describes has been discontinued[edit]

Could Someone please remove the box at the top that says that this article needs to be updated because updating this article is basically impossible. 65.13.84.34 (talk) 22:24, 1 October 2009 (UTC) - Non-member user

Wouldn't the MSRP be useful?[edit]

These things cost $5000 when they first came out didn't they? —Preceding unsigned comment added by Petzl (talkcontribs) 23:37, 29 April 2011 (UTC)