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Operation Manual

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Entertainment Robot
Operation Manual
"AIBO" ERS-111

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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-111 conforms to the OPEN-R version 1 (software specifications).

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"AIBO" is the name given to the Sony entertainment robot. Developed to
encourage human and robot interaction, AIBO creates and introduces you to
new pleasures and lifestyles.
The name "AIBO" is coined from the words "A.I. (Artificial Intelligence),"
"eye" and "robot." In Japanese, the word "aibou" means "partner" or "pal."

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Safety Information
Owner's Record
The model number and serial number are located on the bottom of the station.
Record the serial number in the space provided here.
Refer to the model and serial number when you call your Sony AIBO
Customer Link.
Model Number: ERS-111
Serial Number:
· To prevent fire or shock hazard, do not expose the robot to rain or moisture.
· To avoid electrical shock, do not open the cabinet. Refer servicing to
qualified personnel only. (Contact the AIBO Customer Link.)
· Parents--Periodically examine the transformer for conditions that may
result in the risk of fire, electric shock, or injury to persons (such as damage
to the cords, blades, housing) and that in the event of such conditions, the
transformer should not be used until properly replaced.
· Not recommended for children under 8 years.
· Sound controller--Do not mix old and new batteries.
· Do not mix alkaline, standard (carbon-zinc) or rechargeable (nickel-
cadmium) batteries.
You can return your unwanted lithium ion batteries to your nearest Sony
Service Center.
In some areas the disposal of lithium ion Batteries in household or business trash
may be prohibited.
For the Sony AIBO Customer Link you call 1-800-427-2988 in the United
States or contact via email at [email protected] .
! Do not handle damaged or leaking lithium ion batteries.
! Danger of explosion if battery is incorrectly replaced. Replace only
with the same or equivalent type recommended by the manufacture.
Discard used batteries according to the manufacturer's instructions.
! The battery pack used in this device may present a fire or chemical
burn hazard if mistreated. Do not disassemble, heat above 140 °F
(60 °C) or incinerate. Dispose of used battery promptly. Keep away
from children.