And it said that it was reviving its robot dog AIBO that first hit the shelves in the late 1990's.
To develop new profit drivers, the firm has also boosted investment in artificial intelligence and is expanding its consumer products portfolio. It has flapping black ears and a wagging tail. Aibo has the ability to roll its eyes to display emotions.
Aibo will be released in Japan in January 2018 with a price of JPY198,000 ($1,738).
"It was a hard decision to stop the project in 2006, but we continued development in AI and robotics", Chief Executive Officer Kazuo Hirai said at a news briefing. The upgraded Aibo is now packed with an array of sensors, cameras, microphones and internet connectivity, as well as far more advanced AI backed by cloud computing to develop the dog's personality. Over the following years, more than 150,000 units were sold. Though it wasn't a great leap to visualize a beagle-like pooch in the boxy form of the original aibo companion robot, subsequent models did at least smooth away some of the harsh lines to become more dog-like.
The comeback of Aibo is not only good news to pet owners, but also a declaration of Sony's transition from a consumer electronics manufacturer to a leading voice in A.I.
NY truck attack treated as terrorism; 8 dead, multiple injured
President Trump decried the attack on Twitter. "And then all of the sudden, four shots went off and we all just started running". Police said they had mobilized to the scene in Lower Manhattan and that one person was in custody, giving no further details.
The biggest change to aibo is that the new iteration will be more intelligent and proactively interact with its owner.
The company has pumped resources into the technology, teaming up with USA firm Cogitai and launching a venture capital fund a year ago focused on investing in AI and robotics startups around the world.
The technology is based on work done by Cogitai, a California-based startup developing AI software that learns continually from real-world interactions. It also established a venture capital fund to build partnerships with researchers and start-up companies in AI and robotics.
The electronics giant has announced plans for a new and improved version of the AI robot dog, which went out of production in 2006.
While details were sparse in the news release, FCA released two images of its Wrangler Rubicon edition and one of the Sahara. That's no easy task, but Jeep certainly appears to have stuck to the Wrangler's roots with the 2018 model that you see here.
During her speech, she said she had been "silenced for twenty years" and had been "slut-shamed, harassed and maligned". Rose McGowan later spoke publicly at a woman's convention after many more stories broke regarding Weinstein's conduct.
The New Orleans Saints (4-2) are riding in a four-game winning streak after beating the Green Bay Packers, 26-17, last week. Today, the Bears' offense looks inept, and it doesn't help the guard Kyle Long has suffered an apparent broken hand.
Manchester City book their spot in the last-16 stage of the Champions League courtesy of a 4-2 win at Napoli on Wednesday night. Sergio Aguero became Manchester City's all-time leading goalscorer after finishing off this superb counterattack.
One day after The Times published the story, McGowan and her lawyer made a decision to pull out of the agreement. McGowan is one of many women to accuse Weinstein of sexual misconduct, allegations he "unequivocally denies".
Petersburg, Russia for a cost of about $200 in Facebook ads resulted in a real-life clash covered by local news . Experts have said that the Russians' goals included promoting discord in the USA and inciting violence.
There's now no set release date, but Google says YouTube TV on Xbox One and other devices will land in "the next few days". The new YouTube TV app allows users to control the live TV experience with the TV's remote control all game controller.
It's unclear how much the Podesta Group or its principal founder knew about the funding for the client they represented. On October 23, reports came out that Mueller included the Podesta Group after Mueller investigated Manafort's finances.
So far the agency has released eight reports each time confirming Iran's adherence to the global nuclear pact. Rouhani's office issued a statement describing Iran's adherence to the deal as "complete and remarkable".
The Best Halloween 2017 Celebrity Costumes
Kardashian wore leather trousers and a glittering bra top, belt and choker to channel late singer Aaliyah . Kim Kardashian is known for her elaborate Halloween costumes , and this year was no exception.
Patriots Hold Off Chargers 21-13 for 4th Straight Win
The Patriots controlled the pace of the game throughout, holding possession for almost 37 minutes and notching 27 first downs. After a touchdown pass from Tom Brady to Rob Gronkowski tied the game, the Chargers went three-and-out before forcing a punt.