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465202911
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AIBO
Lif
e
ERF-210A
W01
© 2000 Sony Corporation
English
Français
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4-652-029-11(1)


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Notice to Users
©2000 Sony Corporation
All rights
reserved. This manual and the software
described herein, in whole or in part,
may not be reproduced, translated or
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EXCEPT AS SPECIFICALLY SET
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Before using this software, please read the accompanying End-User License
agreement which governs use of this software.
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Customer Support
How to contact the AIBO Customer Link.
In the United States
1-800-427-2988
Email address:
[email protected]
In Europe
English line: +44 (0)-20-7365-2938
German line: +49 (0)-69-9508-6310
French line: +33 (0)-1-5569-5118
Email address:
[email protected]
In Hong Kong
+852-2345-2966
Email address:
[email protected]
In Singapore
+65-473-8500
Email address:
[email protected]


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"OPEN-R" is the standard interface for the entertainment robot
system that Sony is actively promoting. This interface expands
the capability of the entertainment robot through a flexible
combination of hardware and interchangeable software to suit
various applications.
"AIBO" ERS-210 and AIBO-ware ERF-210AW01 conform to
the OPEN-R version 1.1.
"AIBO," the AIBO logo
, "OPEN-R," and the OPEN-R logo
are
registered trademarks of Sony Corporation.
"Memory Stick," "
," and "
" are trademarks of Sony
Corporation.
Other information about AIBO is available on the Internet at the following
site: http://www.aibo.com/
"Reproduction in whole or in part without written permission is prohibited. All rights
reserved."


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Table of Contents
Getting started
About AIBO Life ............................................................................. 8
About AIBO-ware ..................................................................... 8
AIBO's autonomous activities ................................................... 8
AIBO is a robot. Why does it have to be raised? ...................... 9
AIBO's modes and conditions ................................................. 10
AIBO's emotions ..................................................................... 14
AIBO's instincts ...................................................................... 15
Getting to know AIBO ............................................................. 16
Living with AIBO
Charging AIBO's battery pack ....................................................... 20
When you want to charge AIBO ............................................. 20
When AIBO wants to be charged ............................................ 21
Sleeping and waking up ................................................................. 22
When you want AIBO to sleep ................................................ 22
When AIBO wants to sleep ..................................................... 23
Waking AIBO .......................................................................... 23
Waking AIBO at a specified time ............................................ 24
Communicating with AIBO
From you to AIBO ......................................................................... 26
Communicating by touch ........................................................ 26