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10 robots and machines from the history books

AIBO the robot

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AIBO, 1999

AIBO, which infers "pal" in Japanese, was one of several robotic pets created by Sony. AIBO could see via a camera and could recognize commands spoken in English or Spanish. AIBO and the others also had the ability to "learn and mature." With the use of a memory stick, the robot dog could learn and develop as its owner played with it. AIBO was discontinued in 2006.