Genibo, The New Robot Puppy

South Korean company DasaTech is looking to fill the robot-dog-void left when Sony discontinued the AIBO recently. Looking at the sample video, we can say that the Genibo's motion isn't very smooth — more like quick and jerky. Pretty much what you would expect of a robotic dog that hasn't been a couple cycles of product development.

These look like they would be pretty fun for kids, and Japanese studies have seen that robotic dogs have garnered smiles from patients suffering from Alzheimers. We just hope this one doesn't do "two hour yipping sessions", or else we're going to hear a lot of "ROBO PUPPY MISTREATMENT ALERT!"

Genibo: A New Robot Pup Rises [PC Magazine]