ROBOTS INVADE LAS VEGAS!
by George Mitsuoka
Along with perfect weather and more than 150,000 humans, robots made a strong showing at the 2006 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) January 5 – 8 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Some highlights:
Sony was showing the latest version of the ever popular AIBO Entertainment Robot. The AIBO ERS-7 is more intelligent than ever and reacts in ways which seem truly emotional: happy, sad, surprised, etc. It can sense and seems to truly enjoy being pet on the head, chin, or back; it can recognize faces, and understand more than 100 words and phrases. It will play with a pink ball or fetch its bone. When ‘tired’ it can find its own charging station and sit down for a nap.