About Robot Dog
When robot dogs first flooded the toy market in the early 2000s, they were expensive and limited in what they could do. Now, robot dogs are much more sophisticated, longer-lasting and affordable, making them a great gift for any child, or a fur-free way to test whether or not you can handle the commitment of a real pet.
The original robot dog was Sony?s AIBO model, introduced in 1999. These models were discontinued in 2006 and have since become increasingly rare collectors? items. Three generations of AIBO robot dogs were created, with appearances ranging from silver, red, black, and even transparent.
The most popular models on the market today are the Teksta Robot Dog, Zoomer the Interactive Robot Dog, and the I Robot Robotic Dog.
Teksta?s robotic puppies are controlled by hand gestures, and can learn more than 100 different commands. A smartphone app allows you to control your dog remotely, and the models come in two different colours: pink and blue.
Set on wheels, Zoomer is as fast and mischievous as a real puppy. He rolls over, eats, sleeps and even pees, and can even learn commands and improve over time.
I Robot?s dogs also come in blue or pink and are aimed at the educational market. These robot dogs can run, sing and dance, as well as asking questions to help your child learn.
Most robot dogs require batteries before they will work ? before you purchase your robot dog, check whether or not batteries are included to avoid disappointment.