Tomy has announced an interactive robot dog, called i-SODOG, that works with a smartphone.
This is a follow-up to the i-SOBOT, a bipedal robot released in 2007. i-SODOG is intended for customers of all ages.
“Of course, this robot moves autonomously. It has sensors in its back and head, and two microphones, and it can recognize about 50 spoken words. i-SODOG can also dance, and do regular dog actions, like shaking hands and sitting on command.”
i-SODOG comes with a special-purpose controller, but it can also be controlled via an app on your smartphone. As well as controlling its movement, such as walking and leaning, when you go out you can also play with the i-SODOG app, and when you get back home you can convert game points to food, and give it to the robot i-SODOG. It can also dance in time to downloaded music.
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