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To explore strange new AIBO software; 
To seek out Artifical Life, and new AIBO TOWNs; 
To boldly code where no AIBO has gone before!"

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AIBO Dog Races
The San Francisco Robotics Society of America (SFRSA) Robot Games 2001 featured 
a new event, the AIBO Robot "Greyhound Dog Races", as well as a Maze event by Sony Entertainment Robot. Here is the Report.

Launch Date Event
AIBO 2nd Anniversary Celebration,  Metreon-A Sony Entertainment Center ground floor Information Desk, June 16, 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. Several events are offered, including a "Best-in-Show Contest" with Prizes.

Special Guest Speaker
Takeshi Yazawa, Vice President & General Manager, Sony Entertainment Robot America (ERA) speaking on "The Future of AIBO", Metreon 2nd Floor "Way Things Work" Multimedia Theater, June 16, 1:00 p.m.
Special Demos
2nd Anniversary Celebration events by Sony Entertainment Robot America (ERA)/ClubAIBO & Sony Style Store. Demos of such hardware as "Wireless LAN" & software including the new "Navigator" & "Messenger" programs. SFBASVAC Founder Cliff Thompson is presenting a special 
"Master Studio" programming demo walkthrough integrating custom movement choreography combined with soundtrack and lights display. For further details, see the AIBO Home Page.
AIBO Club Meeting Launch
Metreon 2nd Floor "Way Things Work" Multimedia Theater, June 16, 4:00 - 6:00 p.m.
AIBO "K-9" vs. Thunder Lizard! See them together for the first time in streaming Quick Time Video.  Bay Area AIBO Owner Gathering at Stanford May 12, 2001
Story, pictures and video clip.
SDR-3X Prototype Rolled out at ROBODEX  SDR-4X unveiled

AIBO Dog Races
The San Francisco Robotics Society of America (SFRSA) Robot Games 2001 - 
Full Games Report.



"Rover's Just a Robot, but a Great Pal for All That"

New York Times

" a robot...capable of deftly simulating emotions..."Being hospitalized can be very stressful for children, and
we are trying to put them more at ease by using techniques like these," said Dr. Akimitsu Yokoyama, a psychiatrist who runs the robot therapy program at Yamato Municipal Hospital, one of several in Japan..."

Foreign Language Website/Email/Text Translator

Need a  Japanese Robot website translated into English or an email  translated into Russian? Give Alta Vista's "Babelfish" a try for a very usable 2-way "rough gist" translation across 10 languages.

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San Francisco Bay Area & Silicon Valley AIBO Club (SFBASVAC)  Founder Cliff Thompson 
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