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The machine resembles a futuristic wheeled animal with a long neck and a bubblelike head. When the robot raised its head to train its camera on me, it looked kind of cute, like a baby giraffe. Angle, who is iRobot’s chief executive, says the company designed the machine to appear friendly and unthreatening. “We wanted to create a device that would be easy for people to interact with,” he says. The robot rides 36 SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN EXCLUSIVE ONLINE ISSUE COPYRIGHT 2004 SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, INC.

Burick sets a model of the B9 robot from Lost in Space on the floor, and I turn the 912 to look at it. I click the “capture” button, and the machine adds it to a memorized list of objects that it can recognize. I back the 912 up, turn it around, and create a new behavior by checking a box here and making a menu selection there. Six clicks later I have taught it to speak a phrase whenever it sees the B9 toy. ” It is a trivial example of a powerful combination: easy-to-use software and easily customized hardware.

Perhaps the most intriguing aspect of Aibo’s software is that the robot is imbued with canine instincts. We got our first look at Aibo’s mercurial character just seconds after George took the dog out of the box and turned it on. ) In response to George’s enthusiastic petting, the mechanized mongrel nipped one of his fingers. The bite didn’t hurt— Aibo has no teeth, just a motorized plastic jaw— but just the same, George gave the junkyard robot a firm rap on the top of the head. Aibo has a touch sensor there, and giving it a sharp tap admonishes the creature: the dog is programmed to avoid the behavior that led to the reprimand.

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