Sony bringing back robot dogs as smart home devices – report

Victor Barreiro Jr.
The new robot dog from Sony will reportedly have internet connectivity, allowing it to control household appliances

A NEW AIBO? The toy robot dog Aibo in Dortmund's DASA - Arbeitswelt Ausstellung. Photo from Wikipedia by Sven Volkens

MANILA, Philippines – Sony is reportedly bringing back the robot dog as a possible home appliance controller, reports indicated on Tuesday, October 24.

The Wall Street Journal said the device would likely be shown off at a November media event.  

The Verge added the new robot dog will have improved movement. It will also be internet-capable, allowing it to control household appliances.

Sony previously released a line of robot dogs known as the Aibo, with some selling for as much as $2,500.

The official name for the new robot dog lineup, as well as pricing details, have yet to be released. –

Victor Barreiro Jr.

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