Over 100 dogs just shared a funeral in Japan. The catch? They were all robots.
A group of Sony’s out-of-production, old-generation Aibo robot dogs were honoured with a traditional funeral service in Chiba Prefecture, reports The Japan Times.
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The 114 dogs were formally lined up April 26 within Isumi’s historic Kofukuji Buddhist temple, and each was given a tag describing their family owners and place of origin, according to the publisher.
The dogs are all different Aibo releases, including Sony’s first generation dogs launched in May 1999, and described as “the first robot designed for home entertainment purposes … equipped with adaptive learning and growth capabilities that allow each unit to develop a unique personality.” Read more…
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