Jan 262006

Sony's QRIO

It appears as though the Purdue University study I reported on yesterday extolling the virtues of robot pets came too late to save everyone’s favorite robo-puppy, the Sony Aibo, and apparently it’s not the sole casualty of Sony’s bottom line. While there has been no official announcement, careful inspection of Sony’s 2005 3rd Quarter Earnings Announcement posted on their corporate site this morning reveals that they’ve killed the Aibo product line and will be ceasing development of Qrio.

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