Sony is making a robot capable of an emotional bond

Following Sony’s corporate strategy meeting this morning on 29 June, the Japanese company announced that it would be making a robot capable of forming an emotional bond, reports The Verge.

CEO Kaz Hirai confirmed that a new robot-focused division had been launched in April and that plans were already underway for an official business launch.

“Sony will seek to propose new business models that integrate hardware and services to provide emotionally compelling experiences,” the company says in notes from the presentation.

This is a goal Sony arguably already achieved with the launch of its AIBO dogs as far back as 1998.

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