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GENIBO Robot Dog Struts Its Stuff

by Paul Strauss
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Remember AIBO, Sony’s now discontinued robotic pet dog? Well Sony’s loss is Korea’s gain, now that they have a corner on the market for dancing robot dogs. GENIBO has been around in Korea for a few years now, but this is the first time I’ve seen the robodog in action, and it’s definitely got some impressive moves.

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Made by DasaRobot, GENIBO is supposed to be more “dog-like” in its a appearance than AIBO was, but from the looks of this video clip, I’m not sure that’s really the case:

What was the last time you saw a dog pull off dance moves like that? And I don’t ever recall seeing a dog that could stand on its two front legs – but that’s just me. Either way, GENIBO is pretty cute, and quite talented. Unfortunately GENIBO isn’t cheap. I found the robot dog over at RobotShop for about $1650 (USD). At that price, he better not ever poop on the carpet.

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