Sony's Aibo robotic dog is back, with some new tricks

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TOKYO (CNN) -- Sony is bringing back its robotic dog.

Sony is bringing back its robotic dog. Aibo will will responds to voice commands and can bark, sit and wag its tail. But the new version comes equipped with a powerful new computer chip, updated eyes, and the ability to connect to mobile devices. Courtesy: SONY / CNN

Sony's revealed 'Aibo' Wednesday.

The first version of the robotic pet dog debuted in 1999.

Sony stopped making them in 2006.

Like its predecessor-- this new pet toy will responds to voice commands and can bark, sit and wag its tail.

But the new version comes equipped with a powerful new computer chip, updated displays for its eyes, and the ability to connect to mobile networks.

The new Aibo is expected to be more intelligent and proactively interact with its owner.

It is expected to go on sale in January.



 
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