The Sony CEO and President, Kazuo Hirai announced during a press conference which was held at the IFA international consumer electronics trade show in Berlin, that the company Sony is designing a robot which will be “capable of forming an emotional connection” with humans.
Sony Promises Robots With Emotions During IFA Fair
As we all know very well that Sony Corporation is a Japanese multinational conglomerate corporation headquartered in Kōnan, Minato, Tokyo, Japan. Its diversified business includes consumer and professional electronics, gaming, entertainment and financial services.
The tech giant Sony recently promised a new robot which will have capabilities of forming an emotional connection with the human beings. Yes, sounds pretty interesting. Currently, the robot is in under development phase and users will have to wait a little longer for it, the company’s CEO, Kazuo Hirai said.
Sony already began its work on a residential robot in April this year 2016 and revealed the existence of the first project in the month of June. Since then, Sony has been silent about what they are doing exactly.
The Sony CEO and President Kazuo Hirai first indicated that the company could be about to reveal the robot, speaking during a press conference on technology fair IFA 2016 in Berlin.
But wait, just little Later he said that “Actually, I have an update on this,”. But the CEO, Kazuo Hirai quickly ended the hopes of the public just by saying that the “update is that the robot will not be at IFA 2016”.
“I am happy to report that we are working hard to create a robot for your home that not only able to help you in the day-to-day life, but really can establish an emotional connection with you all,” said the CEO, Kazuo Hirai.
The robot will benefit from Sony’s engineering skills in audio and video technologies, sensors, mechatronics, artificial intelligence (AI) and communications, he said. Also added that “You will definitely want to stay connected with it”.
This robot will be the first for Sony since the company discontinued its robots division during a previous restructuring. The Japanese company Sony was the first to enter the residential robot market with its Aibo robot dogs which were started in the early 2000s.