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Sony Aibo Robot Dog
Sony released a first version of this robot dog several years ago, but due to the limitations in robotics at the time it was pretty basic by today's standards. This latest iteration of the Sony Aibo features dozens of modern advancements that include artificial intelligence in addition to robotics. The look and feel of the robot is much more friendly and welcoming and actually resembles a real dog as opposed to the clunky sci-fi pet look of its predecessor. The movements are fluid and natural thanks to the ultracompact 1 and 2 axis actuators. The internal software is what makes the major difference with the Aibo, allowing it to learn and understand your preferences as well as your home and other environments that it will be spending time with. If you're not ready for the commitment of a real pet that you requires actual food and exercise, then this little guy might be just what you're looking for.
Buy From Sony / $2,900
Hexa 6-Legged Programmable Robot
Robots are cool and the next big platform. Robotics company Vincross is looking to bring the world of hardware and software programmable robots into your home with Haxa, a 6-legged robot that is highly agile and adaptable. The robot comes with a 720P camera complete with night vision, a 3-axis accelerometer and several sensors including ones to measure distance and proximity to objects. Hexa also includes a full software stack built on the Linux Kernel called MIND, that allows you to create movements and applications that can bring your robotics to life. It connects via an integrated wi-fi adapter and a 4-hour battery life. Hexa is perfect for the first time enthusiasts that don't need to know underlying hardware and complex mechanics to learn and create interesting robotics functionality.
Buy From Vincross / $949
Jibo Social Robot
Robots are most likely going to be the next evolution in AI assistance and the Jibo Social Robot aims to be a nice bridge towards getting to this point. Its one of the most advanced consumer ready robots that we've come across and is able to "look, listen and learn," experiencing the world and reacting with express movements and responses. The Jibo is powered by face and voice recognition tech and can remember birthdays, important dates and builds real relationships with those around him that he interacts with. And to celebrate Prime Day on Amazon, the Jibo is $400 off. So act fast!
Buy From Jibo / $500