| The 21st century will become
an era of autonomous robots that help and support people. Thus, they will
be considered as partners of human beings. In this paper, the author introduces
AIBO, the first product model of Robot Entertainment Systems. The main application
of this robot is a pet-style robot, which must maintain a lifelike appearance.
The author suggests how to maximize the complexity of responses and movements
to solve the problem of substantially increasing the lifelike appearance
of autonomous robots. The technologies used in AIBO are also described.
Although AIBO is not intended for service or hazardous work, the development
of AIBO is a major step toward a new era of autonomous robots in the new