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What can AIBO do in Autonomous mode?
Entering Happy mode
(see page 21)
Communication between AIBOs
(see page 55)
Teaching the name
(see page 58)
The horn light
slowly flashes
The horn light
slowly flashes
light blue.
The horn light
flashes blue.
What can AIBO do in
Station mode?
Taking a photo
(see page 60)
Playing with the voice/sound
of AIBO (see page 64)
Entering Media link mode
(see page 53)
Working as a watchdog during
your absence
(see page 67)
The horn
The horn light
slowly flashes
The horn light
lights up
The mode
Push the tail switch
in the right direction
for 3 seconds.
Push the tail switch
in the front direction
for 3 seconds.
Press the pause button
located on the back of
AIBO. AIBO is turned off.
The back light
turns off.
Lift AIBO up or push its tail switch in the back
direction for 3 seconds while lifting it up.
Place AIBO on the floor or push the tail
switch in the front direction for 3 seconds
after placing AIBO on the floor.
"Good night" to AIBO, or turn around the
tail switch three times (in any direction).
Push the tail switch in the front
direction for 3 seconds.
When you lift up
AIBO, it becomes
still and quiet in
this mode.
AIBO sleeps in this mode.
The mode
indicator lights.
The back light slowly
flashes green.
The mode
goes off.
Place AIBO on
the Station.
Place AIBO on
the Station.
from the
Stand (supplied
Energy Station
Core (optional
The mode
goes off.
The joints of AIBO
become loose when
something gets
caught in them.
The mode
Pick-up condition
(when lifted up)
Autonomous mode
Pause mode
(Inactive condition)
Something is caught in any of AIBO's joints.
Jam condition
Tail switch
Rest mode
AIBO stops moving
Autonomous mode
AIBO moves around
on its own: basic
mode of AIBO Pal.
The mode
indicator goes off.
Gently shake the body of AIBO.
Station mode
AIBO plays even on the Station.
Pick-up condition
Sleep mode
Rest mode
Before playing with AIBO, insert the "Memory Stick" and battery pack correctly.
Open the cover.
Grasp AIBO securely by the body, turn
it upside down, and remove the cover
by pushing the v mark toward the tail
of AIBO.
Insert the "Memory Stick."
Insert the supplied "Memory Stick" as
far as it will go with the V mark pointing
downward and the rounded corner
facing the tail.
Insert the battery pack.
Insert the supplied battery pack in the
direction of the arrow until it clicks into
place, and then replace the cover.
Put AIBO down as shown below.
Place AIBO in the posture shown below
onto a flat, non-slippery floor or a carpet
with a short nap.
Press the pause button.
When you press the pause button on the back of
AIBO, the back light lights up green. Wait for a
while until AIBO starts to move under the control
of the inserted AIBO-ware "Memory Stick."
Charge the battery pack.
Connect the AC adaptor conversion plug securely to the AC adaptor.
Open the charging terminal shutter on the cover and insert the
conversion plug into the charging terminal.
With the conversion plug attached,
place AIBO on the stand, and then
connect the AC adaptor to a wall outlet.
Place AIBO
on the stand.
Connect the conversion
plug to the AC adaptor.
Modes and conditions of AIBO
You can enjoy playing with the voice/sound of AIBO (see page 64) in Rest mode or Pick-up condition also.
Quick Guide
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Playing with AIBO

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Horn light
This horn light indicates the emotions of AIBO and if AIBO has found something.
z Calling AIBO's name
or giving a name to
AIBO greets you when you call
to it. Even after you give AIBO a
different name, AIBO responds
when you call "AIBO."
Registered name (name you
gave to AIBO).
When you call out the name you
gave to AIBO, it responds to the
Registered owner's name
(your name).
AIBO is delighted when it hears
the registered owner's name.
Name registration.
Give a name to AIBO (see page
What's your name?
AIBO answers the name you
gave to it in its own voice.
Owner registration.
Teach the owner's name (your
name) to AIBO (see page 58).
What's your owner's name?
AIBO answers its owner's name
(your name) in its own voice.
z Praising, scolding or
encouraging AIBO
Good boy./Good girl./Good
These words are for praising
AIBO. They have the same effect
as when you praise AIBO by
gently pushing its head
downwards or turning around the
tail switch.
Don't do it./Don't do that.
These words are for scolding
AIBO. They have the same effect
as when you scold AIBO by
pushing its head upwards or
pushing its tail switch quickly.
Go for it.
Say these words to encourage
AIBO when it fails something.
AIBO tries to do the failed
activity in a better way.
Be quiet.
AIBO becomes quiet.
How cute.
AIBO is pleased but a little shy
when it hears these words.
z Thanking/Apologizing
Thank you./Thanks.
Tell these words to AIBO when it
acts as instructed properly.
I'm sorry./I'm so sorry.
z Greeting from you to
Good morning.
When you say this to AIBO, it
greets you cheerfully if it slept
well, but will greet you sleepily if
did not sleep enough.
*When AIBO is in Sleep mode,
shake its body gently to wake it
up before talking to it.
Good night.
Say this to AIBO to have it sleep
(that is, have it enter Sleep
mode). AIBO may not sleep
when it does not feel sleepy.
When it sleeps well, it may wake
up on its own.
Bye bye./Good bye.
AIBO may make a cheerful
gesture indicating "good bye," or
turn its back if it feels lonely.
See you later.
If you say this when you are to
leave, AIBO waves its hand to see
you off, and then starts sleeping
until you come back.
I'm here.
AIBO welcomes you.
z Greeting from AIBO to
Say hello.
AIBO bows politely, and
introduces itself to you.
Shake./Shake hands.
If you press AIBO's paw switch
when you shake hands with
AIBO, it is delighted. Otherwise,
it feels sad.
z Asking AIBO a
Are you bored?
AIBO answers how its love
instinct is now. If AIBO wants to
play with you, it makes a gesture
indicating, "Play with me." If it
wants you to leave it, it turns its
Are you alright?
AIBO answers how its movement
instinct is now. When AIBO is
fine, it makes a gesture
indicating, "Play with me." If it
is tired, it sleeps.
AIBO answers how its sleep
instinct is now. When AIBO is
sleepy, it yawns and sleeps.
When it is not sleepy at all, it
shows you how fine it is.
Are you hungry?
AIBO shows you how hungry it
is (how much it has to be
recharged) with its front leg
(higher it raises the front leg,
more power it has to be
Taking a picture
Take a picture.
AIBO takes a picture of the
landscape it is seeing (see page
Working as a
Guard the house./Watch dog
mode./Watch the house.
AIBO starts working as a
watchdog (see page 67).
I'm here./That's it./All done.
AIBO finishes working as a
watchdog. If AIBO is sleeping,
wake it up and then say these
words (see page 68).
What happened?
AIBO answers whether it took a
picture during your absence (see
page 68).
When AIBO is
not paying
Listen to me.
AIBO will become still and listen
to you.
z Moving
Come here./Over here.
AIBO comes to you. However, it
may not recognize the correct
direction depending on its
surroundings or its current
Sit down.
Stand up.
Lay down.
When AIBO is tired, it may not
move as instructed.
Walk around.
AIBO starts exploring your room.
Get up.
If you tell AIBO these words
when it feels sleepy, it looks
around restlessly.
*When AIBO is in Sleep mode,
shake AIBO to wake it up, and
then say these words.
Go away.
AIBO steps aside reluctantly. Tell
AIBO "Thank you."
Where's the ball?
AIBO looks for the supplied pink
ball. When AIBO finds the ball, it
may run after the ball.
Go forward.
Go back.
Go right./Turn right.
Go left./Turn left.
Kick the ball.
Let's dance.
AIBO shows you its joyful dance.
Pose for me./Take a pose.
Say these words to AIBO when
you want to take a picture of you
and AIBO. Click the shutter
while AIBO pauses for about 3
Karate chop.
Show me something.
AIBO does a variety of dances,
but sometimes it may not...
with another
Talk to your friend./Talk to
your buddy.
Tell these words to AIBO when
you want to have AIBO
communicate with another AIBO
(see page 55).
AIBO./That's it./All done.
When you say this, AIBO stops
communicating with another
Continue./Keep going.
When you happen to interrupt
communication between AIBOs,
say these words to restart their
Playing with
Play with sounds./Play
AIBO humming
AIBO melody
AIBO step
Sing a song
AIBO prepares for play activity
using sounds.
Let's play./Let's talk.
AIBO starts mimicking in its own
voice (see page 64).
AIBO's expressions with lamp
Horn light
z Emotions
(flashing slowly)
(lights alternately)
(lights alternately)
z Discovery
(brief flash)
z Battery
Blue (flashing
(The mode
indicator lights
Blue (flashing)
(The mode
indicator lights
AIBO heard
your voice/
found a ball,
and etc.
The battery of
AIBO grows
The battery of
AIBO has
Back light
AIBO uses its back light to indicate its physical condition.
Green (flashing
Orange (flashing)
Sleep mode
Pause mode
Back light
* This back light lights up green also while AIBO is
moving while being charged in Station mode.
Words apprehensible to AIBO
Take a picture
AIBO melody.
Tell AIBO these words when you
want to have AIBO emit a melody
(see page 65).
Change your sound.
AIBO changes the current voice/
sound/melody to another one
while it is mimicking, emitting a
melody, or making sounds while
AIBO step./Walk with sound.
AIBO makes merry sounds as it
walks (see page 66).
Tell AIBO this word when you
want AIBO to hum this sound
(see page 65).
Sing a song./Sing for me.
AIBO sings a joyful song when it
is pleased, and a sad song when it
feels sad (see page 66).
That's it./All done.
AIBO stops mimicking, emitting
a melody, or making sounds while
DVDs or videos
Media link mode.
AIBO enters Media link mode
(see page 53).
That's it./All done.
AIBO quits Media link mode.
Media link action.
AIBO shows you the Media
motions it has learned one after