The new robo-pet “Dog-E” presented at CES becomes unique to its owner

The dog develops its own personality in response to the owner's actions (WowWee)

The dog develops its own personality in response to the owner’s actions (WowWee)

Almost 25 years ago, Sony’s robotic dog Aibo became a worldwide sensation, and this year a new robotic dog is set to bring a touch of individuality to the idea.

Unveiled at the annual CES (Consumer Electronics Show) technology show in Las Vegas, the Dog-E is designed to develop a personality unique to its owner.

Designed by robot toy maker WowWee, the $80 Dog-E is controlled by an app – and the pup develops his own personality through a process WowWee describes as a “whipping” process.

The “beating” process is triggered by interactions with the animal, such as patting it on the head.

The plastic toy has sensors and a tail that can display messages (WowWee)

The plastic toy has sensors and a tail that can display messages (WowWee)

This means that each dog has its own personality – some may love to rest, others will always be hungry, some will be shy and still others will be “feisty”.

The annual tech show also featured a growing trend in “tech for pets” – in the form of the AI ​​Bird Buddy bird feeder, which identifies birds that come to feed, and a fitness tracker for dogs from French start-up Invoxia.

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Dog-E has realistic movements, sound sensors to hear sounds, touch sensors on the head, nose and sides of the body, and a POV (persistence of vision) tail that displays icons and messages to communicate.

Sydney Wiseman, VP of Brand Development and Creative Strategy at WowWee, said, “We are thrilled to announce the launch of MINTiD Dog-E as we combine cool, cutting-edge technology with social relevance, once again revolutionizing the robot toy category.

“With Dog-E, we’re reimagining robot dogs by thinking about the joy a child — or kidult! — when you’re “MINTiD” just for them!”

The Dog-E companion app allows multiple family members to create and save their own profiles in one Dog-E and seamlessly switch between each person using the app.

There are up to a million possible variations in each Dog-E.

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Users can train Dog-E to learn his name, program his movements, and teach him tricks such as kissing, singing, and responding to clapping.

Robot dogs have been an integral part of the toy market since 1999, when Sony launched its pioneering Aibo robot.

Launched on a wave of worldwide hype, the initial batch of 3,000 sold out in just 20 minutes despite costing $2,000 each.

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