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ro·bot

(rō′bŏt′)
n.
1. A mechanical device that sometimes resembles a human and is capable of performing a variety of often complex human tasks on command or by being programmed in advance.
2. A machine or device that operates automatically or by remote control.
3. A person who works mechanically without original thought, especially one who responds automatically to the commands of others.
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Sony will be celebrating the fifth anniversary of AIBO with a variety of high profile events both on the street and on the internet.
Today this all-inclusive software enables AIBO to behave autonomously as well as benefit from PC-based applications.
Yoshiki Kuraki, editor and publisher of monthly magazine AIBO TOWN said, ''It takes a certain degree of patience to associate with AIBOs.
In addition to increased voice recognition capabilities, which allow the robot to understand approximately 180 voice commands, the new model comes equipped with a newly developed visual pattern recognition technology so it can identify 15 credit card sized AIBO Cards that issue commands, change settings and modes.
The electronics giant also said it will launch two new AIBO software applications.
Available software packages offered at Good Guys retail outlets include AIBO Life 2, software that allows consumers to raise AIBO from an infant to an adult, AIBO Explorer, software that transforms AIBO into a fully mature robot, a lithium ion battery pack, and an Energy Station for dual battery charging and LCD energy level read-outs.
The AIBO MIND 3 Upgrade Kit for AIBO MIND 2 will be available for about $90 and the AIBO MIND 3 Upgrade Kit for AIBO MIND will sell for about $100.
Much more than a musical entertainer, improved Navigator functions and wireless networking mean AIBO can be an even more interactive aid to party hosts.
developed separately, could be used for security purposes, enabling users to operate ''house-sitting'' AIBO robots from outside.
Minotto read a story about Yoshii Tagu, a computer programmer and inventor in Tokyo, and his experiments with altering and extending the capabilities of commercially available robots such as AIBO, the robot dog made by Japan's Sony Corporation.
The experiment involves six robots, including Sony's AIBO, Mitsubishi Heavy's wakamaru, Fujitsu Ltd.
While other robots, like Sony's AIBO dog, are programmed to be cute by mimicking natural movements, the ATR robot's gracefulness is almost a side product of its main objective.