New AIBO in the Works, Could be PS3-Compatible

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According to an interview with game designer and Sony buddy Masaya Matsuura, a new AIBOesque device is in development. From his interview with Kotaku:

"The engineers behind the Aibo are doing the PS3. We are talking about making something like the new Aibo."


I ask if it will connect to the PS3. Because that's what I really want: A robotic dog for my PS3.

"I don't know. Connection is not hard. I'm sure some engineer could do that."

AIBOs never appealed to me. But with PS3 support and a killer app, the robo pet could actually be a lot of fun. You know, not quite as fun as a real dog. But still alright. [kotaku]



Why? cause it'd be fun. Your robo dog barking at you when you come home to let you know you have a ps3 upgrade. Programming your dog using a nice PS3 UI. A camera in its eyes so you could have a "guard" dog you could monitor over the internet vis-a-vis your PS3. The AIBO was a great idea when it first arrived the only thing that stopped it from being as popular as the robosapien toys was it high price. Current tech now allows sony to make an even better version for a lower ( and more consumer reachable and thus more profitable) price.