For parents who just don’t wanna end up taking care of the dog that their children so lovingly brought home, a robot dog can be the perfect alternative. From the first automated dogs that came out of Japan to the RC dogs available at most airport gift shops, robot dogs are just the kind of pets most parents are happy buying for their kids. And now there is a new robo dog model which is all set to capture the hearts of people who find taking care of a living dog too much of a chore. Full of electronic life, the puppy-sized tiny robot from Japanese company Takara-Tomy is called i-SODOG and the silicone, plastic and metal-based companion is as charming as they get.
Packed with sensors and 15 servos, the little robot pup was unveiled at Tokyo’s Toy Show. What makes the i-SODOG the most advanced mechanical pooch in the market is the fact that it can even display something of a personality with the embedded artificial intelligence. The intelligent toy can respond to over fifty voice commands and can be programmed to move in a certain way via a remote control. Users can also control the i-SODOG via a Bluetooth connection through a special dedicated app for the Android and iPhone.
What makes the i-SODOG even more practical is the fact that it can play for a good full hour on a single charge which may not seem like a lot when compared to real dogs but is great for people who don’t have too much time or energy to play with real life pets. Sadly, the i-SODOG may only be available in Japanese markets and that too sometime in next year.