By Great White Snark | March 14, 2007
Meet AIBO ERS-7, the recent evolution of Sony’s robot dog, first introduced six years ago. The ERS-7 can recognize its owner’s voice and face, understand over one-hundred English phrases, respond to touch, adapt to its physical surroundings, and take pictures that it wirelessly streams to your computer.
AIBO: Because your real dog won’t let you shove batteries up its ass. You sicko.
The ERS-7 is s-o-o-o 2006. Bad dog. Bad.
Welcome to 2007. Microsoft Research Labs would like to introduce you to a proposed robot toy that taunts the ERS-7 for riding the short bus, and then points and laughs because “short bus” isn’t on the list of one-hundred words that AIBO understands.
I don’t know what’s more ridiculous: Bill Gates’ over-the-top shilling for