Tue, Nov 30, 1999
Interview With AIBO Creator
In this interview, Dr. Toshitada Doi, the creator of the Sony Robot Dog, describes his vision for the future of robotic pets:
Ten years from now, every household could have two or three entertainment robots like Aibo, says Doi, a number that would put the sale of these e-bots on the same scale as TVs. Dr. Doi believes that someday, people will buy as many entertainment robots as they do PCs.
Sony isn’t the only manufacturer exploring the potential of robots as household friends. Apparently Matushita is developing a range of robotic fish! Not quite in the same league as a robot dog though.