Originally available until 2006 when it was discontinued, Aibo is back as a cuter and smarter pooch.
Aibo has a camera in its nose, a microphone to pick up voice commands and can move 22 articulated parts of its body.
For comparison, click HERE to see what the old pooch looked like.
While it is only available in Japan right now, the approximately CD $1800 robot canine began shipping there on January 11, 2018.
For $1800, I could get a new dog or three... but then I'd have all that poop to scoop. So there are benefits to having a robot dog.
Plus.. there's no slobber.
It really is the Year of the Dog!