AIBO come home

Fans of robot dogs will be thrilled to know that SONY has revived AIBO (Artificial Intelligence Robot, homonymous with aibō (相棒), “pal” or “partner” in Japanese).  After 11 years on the bardo, AIBO is back and is cuter and has more AI than ever. AIBO redux is poised not only to puppy-love his way into your heart, but also to compete with Amazon and Google by interacting with your smart home hub. He–or she–will also learn its human’s behaviors and respond accordingly. This should be a caveat not to kick your AIBO.