Wednesday, February 11, 2015

When All Else Fails, Try Rebooting Your Robo Pup

From The Wall Street Journal comes this story of the slow death of a mass-produced dog:
Sony sold an estimated 150,000 Aibos [robotic dogs], at prices ranging from less than $600 to more than $2,000, and an unknown number are still up and running. But the company, which has been cutting costs in its troubled consumer electronics arm, shut down maintenance services for Aibos last March — for lack of spare parts, the company says. Now owners have to look elsewhere for help.

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