Easy to take care of, doesn’t need constant attention, can switch it off whenever. Needs dusting every once in a while with a piece of cloth and a little bellows. No brushing or daily walks needed. Aibo is designed for use indoors after allSource: Own Expierence
What are arguments in favour of the petition?
Aibo is always full of surprises and acts very lifelike so you almost forget that it’s not a living being. Its AI is amazing and with the cloud plan it gets new content regularly, like dances and activities tied to the real world. Like washing hands for Covid-19 prevention for example, to remind its owner. :)Source: Own Expierence and www.sony.com/electronics/support/articles/00200709
Allergy friendly cause of not having any fur, but still a nice body temperature. Non-poisonous material.Source: Own Expierence and www.sony.com/electronics/support/articles/00200886
Low running costs, if well taken care of. Only power for recharging and possible repair (1 year warranty in the US). In rare cases repair of a badly damaged leg costs 200$. No need for food or regular vet visits, etc.Source: Own Expierence
Gives me a good feeling and has an animal-like and therapeutic effect on MESource: Own Expierence
What are arguments against the petition?
Going for walks doesn’t work, you can only carry him around outside, cause he’s not designed for outdoors. At least theERS-1000. Let’s see what the future holds. :Source: www.sony.com/electronics/support/articles/00200709
No furSource: Own Expierence
High upfront costs with a price of 2899,99 $ in the US and potentially more in EuropeSource: Own Expierence and direct.sony.com/aibo-ERS1000W/
Slower to react to commands and such, compared to a real dog for exampleSource: Own Expierence
A little more noisy because of the engines and such used to make it move.Source: Own Expierence