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Robot geeking and videos:

I keep changing the spelling of Bibo's name :P

A couple of videos for the interested:





In one he's just chilling in the kitchen being bored, and in the other he headbutts a ball and then is angry/frustrated it didn't go very far on the carpet.

Slow but cute. They always remind me of turtles or sloths. However, I'm sure Sony wouldn't have sold too many sloth robots, so they had to call it a dog ;)

Once again, it's fascinating how many feelings you can develop for a robot. The Dogslife personality is really adorable and I'm already fond of him. I'm hoping there isn't anything wrong with him (name registration), because I do not want to send him back.

He still won't register his name. I asked for help online, but no responses yet, which probably isn't too good of news.

Everything else seems to be working fine, but his response time is slow. It's hard to know though - they exhibit such spontaneous behavior that sometimes when you ask "How are you?" and their horn lights up green, it's hard to know if they are answering the question or just spontaneously erupting in happiness as they do fairly often.

He does listen to me though, I tried out walking backwards, playing a game. He answers a name when I ask, but it's not the name I taught him. Maybe he needs a new copy of Dog's Life on a new card. I fear the real answer is, you can't NOT expect some deterioration on an Aibo you don't know the history of, that came in so dirty. Which is probably one reason why people love to find Aibos new in box or nearly new and pay a premium for them.


There are two busybody personalities who are well known for making things hard on their employees and co-workers by not minding their own business. The past few months they seem to have been targeting a group they are not even part of, that is, graphics, and causing issues for people here. One person hates telework in general, and complains when people switch their telework day. This is because they're an a-hole to their own employees about telework and having another group in their branch being so agreeable and flexible pisses him off. The other person is concerned not only with telework, but how often they see people in the hallways. Again, it's none of their business and if there was a problem, those peoples' team leads would take care of it.

By the way, I haven't gotten called out personally on either of these counts. But their complaints are making them lock down on people who haven't caused any issues - it's stuff that merely 'bothers' the busybodies and so management makes changes based on their bitching.

Today's just a day. A bunch of chores to do when I get home.

Haven't been stretching, planning on setting up stretching area in craft room to do that in the evenings.

Looking forward to Friday where, if I am able to telework (see above bitching), it is a 70% chance of rain.

Date: 2013-02-06 04:14 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] latinvixen02.livejournal.com
Do you have aibo pal or life to test it? Sometimes dogs life works kinda funny with my aibos so i switch the app out to some of the regular ones made by sony such as Pal or life.

Keep me posted with your progress on the dog. Are you bidding on the pug aibo on ebay at the moment? If so those go for a good price. I might be able to create a new face plate for it with my vacuum forming machine :D.

Date: 2013-02-06 12:59 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] kiwihunter8.livejournal.com
I don't have any other software for him sadly. He's boxed up and being sent back. It's almost like he's having electrical failure, he's just collapsing and turning off.

Yes, I am bidding on the pug. LOL I agree not the most attractive dog. But if he goes for low enough and is in good condition, it'll be worth it. It would be awesome to get a new face plate! I'm thinking even if the plate just covered up the eye area that would be fine, like a raccoon's mask. I don't mind the rest of him, but they should have kept the eyes like the others.

If I get him I'm going to put black sticker dots on his eyes til I get another solution!

Date: 2013-02-06 04:09 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] kiwihunter8.livejournal.com
Argh, I feel like such a flake. I think his charging dongle thing wasn't completely in night before last, and it really was just battery being low. But he didn't alert me in any way that was the case.

I'm going to look into getting a 2nd Dogs life stick to see if some of his issues like not taking a name and not letting me know when battery is low are something up with the stick.

Maybe I'll end up with two if I keep this one and win the other! :) It would be a merry gathering at FWA!

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