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Robotic dog. Coloured X-ray of the Japanese robot dog toy AIBO (Artificial Intelligence Robot). The X-rays reveal the internal structure of electrical and mechanical equipment. Some electrical circuit boards (green, brown) are seen connected by wiring to the sensors and motors around the robot. The robot has several dog-like behaviours, including barking, falling over and getting up, sleeping and walking. These behaviours are pre-programmed into its computer. The robot can be activated by remote control and also has a video camera in its head and sensors to allow it to respond to physical and visual cues from its owner. AIBO is also Japanese for buddy. The robot is made by Sony Corporation.
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