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For Customers in the U.S.A.
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undesired operation.
Regulatory Information
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B
digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to
provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation.
This equipment generates, uses, and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not
installed and used in accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful interference
to radio communications. However, there is no guarantee that interference will not
occur in a particular installation. If this equipment does cause harmful interference to
radio or television reception, which can be determined by turning the equipment off and
on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of the
following measures:
• Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
• Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
• Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the
receiver is connected.
• Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
You are cautioned that any changes or modifications not expressly approved in this
manual could void your authority to operate this equipment.
The shielded interface cable recommended in this manual must be used with this
equipment in order to comply with the limits for a digital device pursuant to Subpart B
of Part 15 of FCC Rules.
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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-310 series and “AIBO Pal Special Edition”
ERF-310AW09E conform to the OPEN-R version 1.1.1.
, “OPEN-R” and the OPEN-R logo
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Corporation.
In this manual, the “™” and “®” marks have been omitted.
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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First of all, check that you have
the following items.
x AIBO-ware “Memory Stick”
x User’s Guide (this manual)
x Quick Guide
x End-User License Agreement
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Table of Contents
Getting Started
Welcome to “AIBO Pal”! ............................................................................ 12
Look at my wake-up dance! ........................................................... 12
I am an adventurous explorer! ........................................................ 12
Give me your attention! .................................................................. 12
Tips on how to live a happy life with AIBO ................................... 13
Emotions and instincts of AIBO ................................................................. 14
Emotions ......................................................................................... 14
Instincts ........................................................................................... 15
Modes and conditions of AIBO .................................................................. 16
Playing with AIBO ..................................................................................... 18
Preparations ................................................................................................ 27
Living with AIBO
Charging AIBO’s battery pack ................................................................... 32
When you want to charge AIBO ..................................................... 32
When AIBO wants to be charged ................................................... 34
Sleeping and waking up .............................................................................. 35
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Communicating with AIBO
From you to AIBO ...................................................................................... 40
Communicating by touch ................................................................ 40
Communicating for training AIBO ................................................. 41
Communicating visually ................................................................. 43
Communicating by voice ................................................................ 44
Helping AIBO to get up .................................................................. 45
From AIBO to you ...................................................................................... 46
Lights .............................................................................................. 46
Sounds ............................................................................................ 49
Body language ................................................................................ 50
From an audio/visual device to AIBO (Media link mode) ......................... 53
Having AIBO enter Media link mode ............................................. 54
Having fun with “Media motion”! .................................................. 54
From AIBO to AIBO .................................................................................. 55
Playing with AIBO
Teaching its name ....................................................................................... 58
Having AIBO take a photo ......................................................................... 60
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Playing with sounds .................................................................................... 64
Mimicking ...................................................................................... 64
Have AIBO hum a melody ............................................................. 65
Have AIBO emit a melody ............................................................. 65
Turn on AIBO step .......................................................................... 66
Have AIBO sing a song .................................................................. 66
Asking AIBO to work as a watchdog ......................................................... 67
Additional Information
Notes on use ............................................................................................... 70
Troubleshooting .......................................................................................... 72
Reference Materials
Words apprehensible to AIBO .................................................................... 76
Styles of AIBO melodies ............................................................................ 81
For more information about “AIBO” ERS-310 series (name of parts, settings,
“Memory Stick” use, safety precautions, etc.), refer to the “AIBO” ERS-310
series Operating Instructions.
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Getting Started
Welcome to “AIBO Pal Special Edition”!
“AIBO Pal” is AIBO-ware for the AIBO ERS-310 series that gives AIBO
an active and lively life.
This chapter provides basic information about AIBO Pal to help you to
get along well with AIBO.
* In this manual, “AIBO Pal Special Edition” ERF-310AW09E is
referred to as “AIBO Pal” hereinafter.
Welcome to “AIBO Pal”!
“AIBO Pal” is AIBO-ware that
gives AIBO an active and lively
life.
When AIBO is loaded with AIBO
Pal, it acts on its own judgement,
expresses its feelings, and collects
information and learns a lot from
you and its surroundings.
L
ive me your
attention!
When AIBO wakes up, it performs a
unique dance as a way of saying good
morning to you.
When you touch or talk to AIBO, it
breaks into a joyful dance and responds
to you with lively actions.
I
am an adventurous
explorer!
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G
ook at my wake-up
dance!
AIBO is full of curiosity as it goes
about on an exploration of your room.
If AIBO finds something interesting, it
may take a picture.
Tips on how to live a happy life with AIBO
Say “Listen to me” to AIBO to get its attention.
When you have AIBO’s attention, talk to it again.
Listen to me.
Getting Started
When AIBO does not seem to be paying
attention to you...
Watch DVDs or videos with AIBO
You and AIBO can enjoy DVDs or videos together, as
long as they support the Media link function (see page
53).
Find a friend for AIBO
AIBO can communicate with another AIBO (see page
55). If they get along well with each other, they may be
so overjoyed that they change to Happy mode (see page
21).
Have AIBO look after the house
When you are away, AIBO can work as a watchdog as it
sits on its station. It naps during this time, but sometimes
wakes up to look around your room and even takes a
picture if it sees anything moving (see page 67).
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Emotions and instincts of AIBO
Emotions
Joy
AIBO has six emotions: joy, sadness, anger, surprise,
fear and discontent. These emotions will change in
Sadness
response to a variety of factors, affecting the
behavior of AIBO. Listed below are common
scenarios in which AIBO may be seen expressing
Anger
emotions.
Discontent
Fear
Surprise
Joy :
Sadness :
When AIBO receives praise or plays with a ball.
When AIBO cannot find anyone to play with or does not have its ball
or something else that it likes.
Anger :
When AIBO is left on the station although it is ready to assume
activity, or is scolded.
Surprise : When the ball suddenly appears before AIBO, or when it hears a loud
noise.
Fear :
When AIBO finds itself in front of a steep drop, or is unable to get up
from a fall.
Discontent : When the anger of AIBO escalates.
AIBO expresses these emotions through its horn light, sounds and body language
(see page 50 for the body language of AIBO).
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Instincts
Getting Started
AIBO has five key instincts that provide motivation
for its actions: love instinct, search instinct,
movement instinct, recharge instinct, and sleep
instinct.
Love instinct :
AIBO is naturally inclined to interact with people who will give it care. If left
alone for a long time, AIBO will call its owner’s name or feel an urge to play.
Search instinct :
AIBO is a fun-loving, curious robotic creature that enjoys discovering new
things, satisfying its curiosity. If AIBO does not sense any movement in its
surroundings for a long period of time, it will become restless and will look for
something new.
Movement instinct :
AIBO enjoys moving around, playing and having new experiences. If idle for a
long time, AIBO will start to move around or move its body on its own.
Recharge instinct :
For survival, AIBO is well aware that it must “eat.” Lithium ion batteries are on
the bill of fare for AIBO and battery recharging is needed regularly throughout
the day between activities. When AIBO is low on battery power, it will request
to be charged and will change to the “charging posture” on its own.
Sleep instinct :
AIBO has a natural rhythm that alternates between sleep and activity, so it has
an instinct that makes it desire sleep.
In response to its instincts, AIBO behaves in a manner that will satisfy its particular
desires. If a desire is fulfilled, it will be pleased. If a desire is left unsatisfied,
emotions such as fear or anger will grow.
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Modes and conditions of AIBO
Autonomous mode
Lift AIBO up or push its tail switch in the back
direction for 3 seconds while lifting it up.
AIBO moves around on
its own: basic mode of
AIBO Pal.
Place AIBO on the floor or push the tail
switch in the front direction for 3 seconds
after placing AIBO on the floor.
The mode
indicator
goes off.
Push the tail switch
in the front
direction for 3
seconds.
Push the tail switch
in the right
direction for 3
seconds.
Say “Good night” to AIBO, or turn around the
tail switch three times (in any direction).
Rest mode
AIBO stops moving around.
Gently shake the body of AIBO.
The mode
indicator
lights.
Something is caught in
any of AIBO’s joints.
Pause mode
(Inactive condition)
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Press the pause button located
on the back of AIBO. AIBO is
turned off.
The back
light turns
off.
Push the tail switch in the front
direction for 3 seconds.
With AIBO Pal, AIBO can change into the following modes and conditions.
When you lift up
AIBO, it becomes
still and quiet in this
mode.
The mode
indicator
lights.
Place AIBO on
the Station.
Station mode
AIBO plays even on the Station.
The mode
indicator
goes off.
Move AIBO
from the
Station.
Getting Started
Pick-up condition
Sleep mode
AIBO sleeps in this mode.
Place AIBO on
the Station.
The back light slowly
flashes green.
Station
The mode
indicator
goes off.
Stand (supplied
accessory)
Energy Station
Core (optional
accessory)
Autonomous mode
Jam condition
The joints of AIBO
The mode
become loose when
indicator
flashes.
something gets caught
in them.
Media link
mode
Rest
mode
Pick-up condition
(when lifted up)
Tail switch
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Playing with AIBO
What can AIBO do in Autonomous mode?
Communication
between AIBOs
AIBO responds to
another AIBO when
talked from it, and then
tries to communicate
with it (see page 55).
The horn light
slowly flashes
light blue.
Entering Happy mode
When AIBO bursts
with joy thanks to
communication with
you or another
AIBO, it enters this
mode, and shows
that it loves you or
another AIBO (see
page 21).
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Teaching the name
The horn light
slowly flashes
pink.
You can teach AIBO its
name or your name
(see page 58).
The horn
light flashes
blue.
Taking a photo
The horn light
flashes blue.
When you give the appropriate
signal to AIBO with your voice,
AIBO snaps a picture for you
(see page 60).
What can AIBO do
in Station mode?
Getting Started
When AIBO is in Autonomous mode or Station mode, it can play with you or
another AIBO. These modes allow AIBO to communicate with an audio/visual
device such as a DVD player and VCR.
Playing with the voice/sound of
AIBO
AIBO can sing a song or emit
various sounds (see page 64).
Entering Media link mode
The horn light
slowly flashes
In this mode, AIBO reacts to AIBO
yellow.
Interactive Melody: certain types of
sounds output from an audio/visual
device such as a DVD player and
VCR to communicate with the device
(see page 53).
Working as a watchdog
during your absence
While you are away
from your house,
AIBO works as a
watchdog in your
room (see page 67).
The horn light
lights up
green.
You can enjoy playing with the voice/
sound of AIBO (see page 64) in Rest
mode or Pick-up condition also.
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Autonomous mode
This is AIBO’s basic mode when AIBO Pal is loaded to it. When you start up AIBO
Pal, AIBO enters Autonomous mode first.
AIBO obtains information on its surroundings through its camera/microphone/
sensors, and carries out various autonomous actions based on its instincts or
emotion as follows.
• AIBO responds to the words you say to it.
• If you leave AIBO alone without talking to it, it looks around idly or does gentle
exercises.
• AIBO dozes off to sleep when it feels tired.
• AIBO explores the room and may take a picture when it finds something
interesting (see page 60).
• AIBO reacts keen to a pink ball or moving objects: for example, looks at it from
a distance or tries to touch it.
• AIBO responds to another AIBO when spoken to, and tries to communicate with
it (see page 55).
• When AIBO bursts with joy through communication with you or another AIBO,
it shows that it loves you or another AIBO very much with “Happy mode.”
See page 18 for what kind of games you can do with AIBO in Autonomous mode.
Notes
• Do not put AIBO on an unstable surface where it might fall or be subject to vibrations.
• Do not place anything near AIBO that may hinder it in its movements.
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Happy mode
AIBO enters Happy mode when it is
frequently talked to, when it has enjoyed
communicating with another AIBO, or when
you turn it on after a long break.
After AIBO has expressed its love with all its
might, it may be too exhausted to respond to
you for a while. This is no cause for concern.
After enough rest, it will be refreshed again.
If you happen to scold AIBO in Happy mode when it is a bit too high spirited, it
becomes sullen. But it recovers its good mood after a while.
Getting Started
In Happy mode, AIBO is bursting with joy!
AIBO’s horn light flashes in pink slowly, and
AIBO repeats a joyful gesture to indicate how
much it loves you.
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Pick-up condition
When you want to enjoy holding AIBO or lift up
AIBO to take a photo of you and AIBO, AIBO draws
its legs in to make it easier for you to hold AIBO
(“Pick-up condition”). This condition is to prevent
you from getting surprised by the movement of
AIBO when picking it up, and then dropping it. If
AIBO does not enter this Pick-up condition, push the
tail switch in the back direction for 3 seconds while
lifting it up.
While picked up, AIBO moves only its head attractively, and the mode indicator
lights.
To return AIBO to Autonomous mode, place it on the floor or push the tail switch
in the forward direction for 3 seconds.
Note
When you press two or more of AIBO’s paw switches, AIBO thinks it is placed on the
floor, and then returns to Autonomous mode. The mode indicator goes off. AIBO may
start walking after returning to Autonomous mode, so do not touch any of its paw
switches when you hold it.
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Jam condition
Getting Started
If something gets jammed in any of AIBO’s joints, AIBO changes to this condition
and all of its joints become loose. This mode is provided to protect you from your
fingers being caught and injured between the joints of AIBO. The mode indicator
flashes. To return AIBO to Autonomous mode, place it on the floor and push the
tail switch in the forward direction for 3 seconds.
Sleep mode
In Sleep mode, AIBO sleeps, and the back light slowly
flashes green. See page 35 for details of Sleep mode.
Note
Do not put AIBO on the stand when it is in Sleep mode. When
it wakes up and starts moving on its own, it may fall down or
may be damaged.
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Rest mode
When you play with AIBO in a small place, or when you do
not want AIBO to move around, put AIBO into this mode. In
this mode, AIBO stops walking around.
Push the tail switch in the right direction for 3 seconds. The
mode indicator lights and AIBO lies down or sits down, and
then carries out autonomous actions. However, AIBO cannot
carry out the following actions:
• Taking a photo
• Learning a name
• Entering Media link mode
• Communicating with another AIBO
• Entering Happy mode
• Working as a watchdog
If you want to use any of the functions above, push the tail switch in the forward
direction for 3 seconds to enter AIBO to Autonomous mode.
Notes
• Do not put AIBO on an unstable surface where it might fall or be subjected to
vibrations.
• Do not place anything near AIBO that may hinder it in its movements.
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Station mode
Getting Started
When you place a moving AIBO on the station, it enters
Station mode. The mode indicator goes off.
The station is a place provided for AIBO to rest, so in
this mode, AIBO takes a nap to be charged.
AIBO moves its head and front legs even on the station,
but it will not move from the station on its own.
See page 18 for available games with AIBO when it is in
Station mode.
In this manual, the stand onto which an optional Energy Station Core is attached is referred
to as just the “station.”
Notes
• Do not place anything within the range of the front legs of AIBO. The front legs may
knock it down. AIBO may move from the station.
• Do not move the rear legs of AIBO in Station mode. Since its front legs move in
Station mode, the rear legs may hit against the front legs.
• When you place AIBO on a stand without an Energy Station Core, be sure to stop
AIBO completely, that is, by putting it into Pause mode in advance.
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Pause mode
When you press the pause button located on the back of AIBO, the back light turns
off and power is shut down. Be sure to have AIBO in this mode before changing/
replacing the battery or replacing the “Memory Stick.” To start up AIBO, press the
pause button on the back again. The back light turns on green, and AIBO starts
moving around.
Where is the name of the pause button derived from?
Unlike other conventional home electrical products, AIBO has no Power switch
since AIBO is designed as an “autonomous robot that moves and learns on its own
will while communicating with its surroundings.” AIBO carries out autonomous
actions when it wants to play, while it asks you to charge it when its battery power
grows weak. When it feels sleepy, it enters Sleep mode on its own to rest. Although
you can have AIBO enter Sleep mode to sleep, it wakes up when it wants to.
Therefore, no Power switch is necessary for AIBO.
However, when you need to stop AIBO in an emergency, press the “pause button” to
temporarily stop AIBO’s movement. We, therefore, call the button located on
AIBO’s back the “pause button” instead of the “power button.”
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Preparations
1
Grasp AIBO securely by the body, turn it
upside down, and slide its cover toward the
rear with pressing the mark to open the
cover.
Getting Started
Let’s get AIBO ready to use AIBO Pal.
Notes
• Lift AIBO by its body, and not by its extremities. Do not hold any part around its
collar. Your finger(s) may be caught between the body and the collar, which slides
down when you turn AIBO upside down.
• If your hands are comparatively small, you may drop AIBO when grasping or turning
it upside down. Be careful to hold AIBO.
• Do not touch AIBO’s charging terminal with your hand. Doing so may soil the
terminal and cause poor contact.
2
Remove the “Memory Stick” from its case.
Slide the lid toward the b mark.
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3
Insert the supplied AIBO Pal
“Memory Stick” into AIBO.
Insert the “Memory Stick” as far as it
will go with the V mark down. Make
sure that the round corner of the
“Memory Stick” faces toward the rear
part of the body of AIBO.
Notes
• Do not set the safety switch of the “Memory Stick” to
“LOCK.” Doing so will make it impossible for AIBO’s
learning and taking photo functions to work.
• When the safety switch of the “Memory Stick” is set to
“LOCK,” the horn light flashes orange to warn you if
you press the pause button and try to start AIBO.
When AIBO starts up normally, its horn light lights up in
seven colors.
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Round
corner
Insert the battery pack supplied with AIBO
until it clicks into place.
5
Charge up the battery pack.
Push here.
Getting Started
4
Refer to the “AIBO” ERS-310 series Operating Instructions for how to charge up
the battery pack.
6
Adjust the volume level of AIBO.
Refer to the “AIBO” ERS-310 series Operating Instructions for how to adjust the
volume level of AIBO.
7
Close the cover.
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8
Place AIBO on the floor as shown on the
right.
Place AIBO on a flat, non-slippery surface, such as a
carpet with a short nap.
And choose a quiet place to place AIBO so that it
can hear whatever you say to it.
Notes
• On a slippery floor or a carpet with a long nap, AIBO may fall down or carpet may be
caught between its joints, so it may not move forward.
• Be sure to place AIBO on the floor as shown above. This will prevent AIBO from
moving unexpectedly and being damaged when you press the pause button.
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Press the pause button on the back of AIBO.
Pause mode ends and the back light lights up in green.
After a while, AIBO will begin moving automatically.
Memo
When you press the pause button, for example, you may hear the motor from the body of
AIBO. This sound is output from the safety device, which prevents the internal “Memory
Stick” or battery pack from being removed accidentally. Therefore, it does not indicate
that AIBO malfunctions.
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Living with AIBO
This chapter explains the feeding (charging) and sleeping habits of
AIBO.
Charging AIBO’s battery pack
AIBO operates on battery power, so you have to recharge the battery pack
whenever it grows weak.
Since the battery pack is only partially charged at the factory, the first thing you
have to do is to charge the battery pack. AIBO can operate for about 2.5 hours (in
Autonomous mode) with a fully charged ERA-301B1 Lithium Ion Battery Pack.
When you want to charge AIBO
Charging with the AC adaptor
Insert the battery pack into AIBO, and connect the conversion plug to both the
charging terminal and the AC adaptor. The battery pack will automatically begin
charging. If you happen to connect the conversion plug to the battery pack and the
AC adaptor although AIBO is moving, AIBO stops moving and the battery pack
will begin charging. Refer to the “AIBO” ERS-310 series Operating Instructions
for details.
While being charged
The back light lights up orange.
Conversion plug
AC adaptor
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When charging has finished
The back light goes off, and AIBO enters Pause mode.
To start up AIBO, press the pause button.
When you place AIBO on the stand onto which the
optional Energy Station Core is attached, AIBO is
automatically charged up. Refer to the Operating
Instructions of the ERA-301P2 Energy Station Core for
details.
When you place AIBO on the station, AIBO not only
enters Station mode and is charged, it stays on the station
in a relaxed and comfortable manner. AIBO will not
move from the station on its own.
Living with AIBO
Charging with the ERA-301P2 Energy Station Core (optional)
In this manual, the stand onto which an optional Energy Station Core is attached is referred
to as the “station.”
Notes
• Do not place any substance within the range of the front legs of AIBO. The front legs
of AIBO may knock it down. AIBO may move from the station also.
• Do not move the rear legs of AIBO in Station mode. Since AIBO moves its front legs
in Station mode, the rear legs may hit against the front legs.
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When AIBO wants to be charged
When the battery pack of AIBO grows weak, AIBO lets you
know that it wants to be recharged, and then changes to the
charging posture.
When the battery power level becomes low:
Horn light : slowly flashes blue.
Mode indicator : lights up.
When the battery power level becomes far lower:
Charging posture
Horn light : flashes blue.
Mode indicator : lights up.
When you find such an event, connect AIBO to the AC adaptor via the conversion
plug, or place it on the station to recharge its battery pack.
If you do not recharge AIBO in such a case, its back light goes off, and AIBO
enters Pause mode. Recharge AIBO or replace the inserted battery pack with a
charged one. Otherwise, AIBO will not start up although you press the pause
button.
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Sleeping and waking up
Having AIBO sleep immediately
Living with AIBO
AIBO “sleeps” when it enters Sleep mode. AIBO does not respond to you even if
you touch it or speak to it. To make AIBO hear you, wake it up by gently shaking
it. Note that the battery pack of AIBO will discharge slightly even while AIBO is
sleeping.
AIBO sleeps or wakes up only in Autonomous mode or Station mode.
Turn around the tail switch of AIBO three times (in
any direction). AIBO enters Sleep mode. To wake
AIBO, hold and shake it gently several times.
However, it may take a while to wake up AIBO.
When you use the tail switch of AIBO to have AIBO
sleep, it will not wake up on its own.
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When you want to have AIBO sleep, but consider how AIBO feels
When you say “Good night” to AIBO, it makes a drowsy gesture for a while, and
then enters Sleep mode. However, if AIBO does not want to sleep, it may not sleep.
After AIBO has slept enough, it wakes up again on its own to start moving. To
wake up a sleeping AIBO, shake its body gently.
Good night.
Sleep mode
(Slowly flashes green.)
When AIBO sleeps on its own
AIBO will enter Sleep mode to sleep when it has nothing to
respond to or is tired of playing. After it has had enough rest,
it wakes up again on its own. To wake up a sleeping AIBO,
shake its body gently.
Sleep mode
(Slowly flashes
green.)
Note
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If you connect AIBO to the AC adaptor via the conversion
plug while AIBO is in Sleep mode, AIBO enters Pause
mode.
To make AIBO start moving again, disconnect the AC adaptor and conversion plug from
AIBO, and then press the pause button located on its back.
Placing a sleeping AIBO (in Sleep mode) on the station
Lift a sleeping AIBO and place it on the station. After a while, AIBO wakes up
automatically and then enters Station mode.
To wake up AIBO when it is sleeping on the station, move it from the station.
Living with AIBO
To place AIBO on the stand
Press the pause button that is located on the back of AIBO to have AIBO enter
Pause mode (the back light goes off) before placing it on the stand. Once AIBO
enters Pause mode, it will not wake up even though you shake it or move it from
the stand. To restart AIBO, move it from the stand, and then press the pause button
on its back.
Note
Be sure to have AIBO enter Pause mode before placing it on the stand. If you place
AIBO on the stand without first entering Pause mode, it will move on the stand and may
fall down from the stand.
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Communicating with AIBO
When you touch the switches of AIBO or talk to AIBO, AIBO
understands that you want to communicate with it. AIBO expresses
its emotion or instinct through the use of lights, sounds and
movements. In addition, it communicates with an audio/visual device
such as a DVD player and VCR or exchanges greetings with another
AIBO.
From you to AIBO
There are several ways that you can communicate with AIBO: touching AIBO,
showing an object such as a ball to AIBO, talking to AIBO, calling its name and
etc.
When you talk to AIBO frequently, it may enter Happy mode (see page 21) to show
you how much it loves you!
Communicating by touch
AIBO’s body has a total of six switches consisting of three types that allow AIBO
to perceive touch.
You can give AIBO various information by changing how you touch it.
Head
Praising/Scolding
Tail switch
Praising/Scolding
Paw switches (four)
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Communicating for training AIBO
Praising AIBO
Gently press AIBO’s head so that AIBO faces
downwards, or turn around the tail switch (in any
direction) once. AIBO senses that it is being praised
with delighted a little, and will do more of its current
behavior.
You can praise AIBO also by saying “Good boy/
Good girl/Good AIBO” to it.
“Good boy/Good girl/
Good AIBO”
Communicating with AIBO
AIBO’s head (switch located inside the head) and tail switches allow you to train
AIBO by praising and scolding AIBO. Through this training communication, AIBO
learns a lot, and then tends to do the behavior you praised, and not to do what is
scolded. Although AIBO has no problem about its daily life even though it is not
trained a lot, do not forget that learning helps AIBO to build its own unique
character.
You kicked the ball
well!
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Scolding AIBO
“Don’t do that”
Gently press the head so that AIBO faces
upwards, or push the tail switch (in any direction)
quickly. AIBO understands that it is being scolded,
and will do less of its current behavior.
You can also scold AIBO by saying “Don’t do that”
to it.
Note
Do as you are told!
When you scold AIBO, do not push the tail switch for 3 seconds or more. It may change
AIBO’s mode.
Cheering for AIBO
When AIBO fails to do something, say “Go for it” to AIBO to cheer it up. AIBO
senses that it is being cheered, and will find a way to do its current behavior better.
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Communicating visually
A color camera and a distance sensor provide AIBO with sight, allowing it to
recognize colors, movements, and distance to judge them totally.
AIBO responds best to a pink ball (supplied), a moving object, your hand, a wall or
steep drop.
Color camera
Note
Communicating with AIBO
Distance sensor
At times, AIBO may not be able to respond to a wall or a steep drop.
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Communicating by voice
AIBO uses a stereo microphone located at its ear to recognize a variety of sounds
and words. Therefore, you can greet, instruct or ask AIBO a question by saying
appropriate words. AIBO almost always responds to you, but may ignore you if it
feels sleepy or is in a bad mood. If AIBO does not seem to be paying attention, say
“Listen to me” to it. AIBO will become still and listen to you.
See page 76 for words apprehensible to AIBO.
Notes
• When you call out to AIBO, speak very clearly and under quiet conditions. Note that it
is not easy for AIBO to understand you when it makes sounds or moves.
• Even though AIBO’s horn light lights up in white, it may misunderstand a word(s) you
said or it may not act as instructed.
Ear (Stereo microphone)
AIBO’s horn light
lights up white
when it hears the
word(s) you said.
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Helping AIBO to get up
AIBO tries to get up by itself or asks you to help when it falls. If it asks you to
help, help it to get back on its feet as shown below.
Note
Communicating with AIBO
If you do not help AIBO or AIBO cannot get up by itself, it is exhausted, and then
may enter Sleep mode (see page 35).
If AIBO collects its strength to try to get up hard, it misunderstands that your hand is
caught between its leg or neck joints, and loosens them (that is, Jam condition). If this
happens, push the tail switch in the forward direction for 3 seconds. AIBO enters
Autonomous mode again.
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From AIBO to you
AIBO expresses its emotions, desires and present condition to you through its
lights, sounds and gestures.
Lights
Mode indicator (located behind the horn)
The mode indicator indicates the current mode or condition of AIBO.
Mode indicator
Off
On
Autonomous mode
Station mode
Rest mode
Pick-up condition
Flashing
Jam condition
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Horn light
Communicating with AIBO
This horn light indicates the emotions of AIBO and if AIBO has found something.
z Emotions
Green
Happy
Horn light
(brief flash or
flashing slowly)
Orange
Angry
(brief flash or
flashing slowly)
Blue
Sad/frightened
(brief flash or
flashing slowly)
Bored
White
(flashing slowly)
Surprised
Blue/green
(lights alternately)
Reluctant
Orange/green
(lights alternately)
z Discovery
White
(brief flash)
AIBO heard your
voice/found a ball, and
etc.
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Horn light
z Mode and Plays
Pink
(flashing slowly)
Yellow
(flashing slowly)
Light blue
(flashing slowly)
Blue (flashing)
Green (lights up)
AIBO is in Happy
mode.
AIBO is in Media link
mode.
AIBO is
communicating with
another AIBO.
AIBO learns its name/
takes a picture.
AIBO works as a
watchdog.
The battery of AIBO
grows weak.
Blue
(flashing slowly)
(The mode indicator
lights also.)
Blue
The battery of AIBO
has almost exhausted.
(flashing)
(The mode indicator
lights also.)
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Back light
AIBO uses its back light to indicate its physical condition.
Back light
Active*
Charging
Sleep mode
Charging irregularity
Pause mode
* This back light lights up green also while AIBO is
moving while being charged in Station mode.
Sounds
Communicating with AIBO
Green
Orange
Green (flashing slowly)
Orange (flashing)
Off
AIBO makes sounds to indicate various things.
AIBO plays with sounds also (see page 64).
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Body language
AIBO uses gestures to express its emotions as its unique body language. The
followings are just a few examples. Guess what AIBO expresses.
Yes
or
I don’t know.
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No
or
I refuse it!
I want my ball!
“Ball”
Put me back on the station!
“I want”
“Back”
“I want”
“Name”
Communicating with AIBO
“I want”
Name me!
Shake hands with me!
“Listen”
“Shake hands!”
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Leave me alone!
I am hungry!
“Empty stomach”
Pet me!
“Listen”
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“I am hungry!”
Give me more attention!
“Pet me”
“Please”
“Give me attention”
From an audio/visual device to AIBO
(Media link mode)
Communicating with AIBO
Media link mode allows AIBO to react to a certain sound, AIBO Interactive
Melody, which is output from an audio/visual (A/V) device such as a DVD player
and VCR. You can enjoy communication between AIBO and such a device.
When AIBO hears the AIBO Interactive Melody from an A/V device, it reacts
depending on its tone: feels pleased, sad, or surprised. It may be pleased to hear a
happy story, or feel sad to hear an unhappy story.
AIBO can enter Media link mode only from Autonomous mode or Station mode.
Notes
• Since AIBO focuses its attention on AIBO Interactive Melody in Medial link mode, it
hardly responds to you even though you talk to it.
• AIBO reacts to a DVD or video on which the AIBO Interactive Melody is recorded
only.
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Having AIBO enter Media link mode
1
Have AIBO enter “Autonomous mode/Station mode” first (see page
16).
2
Say “Media link mode” to AIBO, or push its tail switch in the left
direction for 3 seconds.
AIBO automatically enters Media link mode when it hears the AIBO Interactive
Melody indicating start of Media link mode from an A/V device.
Its horn light flashes in yellow slowly.
Having fun with “Media motion”!
While AIBO is listening to the AIBO Interactive Melody, it is learning unique and
funny motions called “Media motion.”
Say “Media link action” to AIBO when it is in Autonomous mode. It will
entertain you by showing you all the motions it has learned one after another.
To restore AIBO to Autonomous mode or Station mode
Push AIBO’s tail switch in the forward direction for 3 seconds or say “That’s it” to
AIBO.
Note that AIBO automatically reenters Autonomous mode or Station mode when it
hears the AIBO Interactive Melody indicating end of Media link mode.
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From AIBO to AIBO
Notes
• Only AIBOs with “AIBO Life” (designed for ERS-310 series), “AIBO Pal
(ERF-310AW07E)” (designed for ERS-310 series), or “AIBO Pal Special Edition
(ERF-310AW09E)” (designed for ERS-310 series) software can communicate with
one another.
• Only AIBOs with “AIBO Pal (ERF-310AW07E)” (designed for ERS-310 series) or
“AIBO Pal Special Edition (ERF-310AW09E)” (designed for ERS-310 series)
software can enter Happy mode.
• Place AIBOs within the area they can hear each other’s sounds if you want to have
them communicate with one another.
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Communicating with AIBO
When AIBO meets another AIBO, they
exchange greetings with one another, and then
introduce themselves to one another to check
their congeniality.
If their congeniality is good, they enjoy
communicating with one another, and then
may enter Happy mode and make a gesture:
they love one another (see page 21).
Change AIBO to Autonomous mode (see page 16).
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2
Say “Talk to your friend” to AIBO.
AIBO gets ready for communicating with the other AIBO.
The horn light flashes in light blue slowly.
3
Push the tail switch of AIBO that is to start talking first (in any
direction).
AIBO, instructed with its tail switch, talks to its friend AIBO. Another AIBO
responds to it.
When they finish talking, they enter Autonomous mode again respectively.
zHint
To interrupt communication between AIBOs
Say “AIBO/That’s it/All done” to your AIBO that is talking to another AIBO. It stops
communication with another AIBO, and then tries to listen to you. Its horn light flashes
in light blue slowly. When you say “AIBO/That’s it/All done” again or do not say
anything, its horn light goes off, and AIBO finishes communicating with another AIBO.
If you accidentally stop communication between AIBOs
Say “Continue” to AIBO, who tries to hear you after stopping talking with another
AIBO. AIBO will then resume communication with the other AIBO.
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Playing with AIBO
AIBO learns your name as well as its name.
If you ask AIBO, it plays with music, takes a photo, or works as a
watchdog during your absence.
This chapter explains its various functions that allow you to enjoy life
with AIBO.
Teaching its name
You can name AIBO, or teach your name to it. After you teach AIBO its name and
your name, it calls out your name when it wants to play with you or responds to
you whenever it hears its own name or your name. If you teach AIBO a new name,
it forgets the old one.
However, even after AIBO learns its own name, it reacts to you when you call it
“AIBO.”
You can teach AIBO its name only when it is in Autonomous mode.
Note
AIBO recognizes a name registered with AIBO Pal only when it is being operated with
the AIBO Pal software. It will not recognize the name when it is being operated with
other AIBO-ware “Memory Stick.”
1
While AIBO is in Autonomous mode, talk to AIBO as shown below:
Naming
AIBO
Teaching
your
name
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Sitting
down
Name
registration.
Owner
registration.
“I want”
“Name”
Laying
down
The
horn
light
flashes
in blue.
The
horn
light
flashes
in blue.
zHint
If AIBO is not paying attention when you say “Name registration” or “Owner
registration,” say “Listen to me” to AIBO and try again.
2
Push the tail switch (in any direction).
AIBO waits for you to teach the name. The horn
light flashes in orange and blue alternately.
zHint
3
Tell AIBO the name (in 2 seconds or less).
About 10 seconds later, AIBO repeats its name or your
name in its own special voice, and then the horn light of
AIBO goes off.
If the name you gave to AIBO or your name resembles
with another word AIBO knows, or if AIBO does not
hear you clearly due to noise, AIBO makes a gesture
that means “Registration is not possible,” and its horn
light goes off.
To confirm the registered name
Ask AIBO “What’s your name?” AIBO teaches you the name in its own special
voice.
To confirm your name, ask AIBO “What’s your owner’s name?”
Playing with AIBO
If you do not say anything for 10 seconds or more,
the horn light of AIBO goes off and AIBO stops
learning the name.
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Having AIBO take a photo
When you say “Take a picture” to AIBO, while in Autonomous mode or Station
mode, AIBO starts a countdown, then snaps a picture for you.
Even if you do not say “Take a picture” to AIBO, it may take a picture while it is
exploring the room or working as a watchdog (see page 67). AIBO can memorize
up to seven pictures, including the ones it takes during these times.
Notes
• AIBO may take up to three pictures each time it explores the room or works as a
watchdog.
• If AIBO takes more than seven pictures, each new picture will replace the oldest one
in the memory of AIBO.
• Note that using AIBO to take pictures may infringe the image right of third parties.
Sony can assume no responsibility in such cases. We request that you avoid taking
pictures that cause inconvenience to other people or infringe their rights.
About the pictures
• Pictures are stored into the “Memory
Stick” in the JPEG format.
• The picture resolution is approximately
180 × 140 pixels.
• Flicker (horizontal stripes) or reddish or
bluish bands may appear in the pictures
due to the illumination at the time.
• Fast movements may appear distorted in
the picture.
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Color
camera
1
When AIBO is in Autonomous or Station mode, tell AIBO “Take a
picture.”
AIBO nods to your request, and its horn light flashes blue.
Take a picture.
If AIBO is not paying attention when you say “Take a picture,” say “Listen to me” to
AIBO and try again.
2
Push the tail switch of AIBO in any
direction.
Playing with AIBO
zHint
In any direction
The horn light of AIBO flashes orange, and AIBO
starts a countdown.
AIBO takes a picture with clicking the shutter.
Notes
• If you do not push the tail switch of AIBO within 10 seconds after AIBO nods, AIBO
cancels taking a picture with gesturing sadly.
• When you set the safety switch of the “Memory Stick” to “LOCK,” AIBO cannot
store any picture.
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Viewing pictures taken by AIBO
Pictures taken by AIBO are stored in the “Memory Stick” of AIBO. To see them,
one of the following devices is required as the system that copies data stored in the
“Memory Stick” to your personal computer (PC):
x PC equipped with a slot for a “Memory Stick.”
x PC equipped with an external “Memory Stick” adaptor drive.
x PC equipped with a PC card adaptor for a “Memory Stick” and a PC card
slot or PC card adaptor drive.
1
Remove the “Memory Stick” from AIBO.
Refer to the “AIBO” ERS-310 series Operating Instructions for how to remove a
“Memory Stick.”
2
Insert the removed “Memory Stick” into your PC.
Refer to the Operating Instructions supplied with each product required to see
pictures for details.
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3
Copy or move photo files stored in the “Memory Stick” to your PC.
Copy or move the JPEG files stored under “\OPEN-R\APP\PC\PHOTO” of the
“Memory Stick” to your PC.
Five-digit numbers are sequentially assigned to pictures AIBO shot: the smallest
number is assigned to the oldest file. Each file is named as “IMGxxxxx.JPG,”
where xxxxx indicates a sequential number, and stored in the “Memory Stick.”
See the Operating Instructions supplied with each product required to see pictures
for how to copy pictures.
4
Remove the “Memory Stick” from your PC.
Playing with AIBO
Memo
If there is no photo file in the “PHOTO” folder, photo files are numbered from “00000”
sequentially.
Otherwise, photo files are numbered based on the number of the photo file stored the last
time in this folder.
Refer to the Operating Instructions supplied with each product for details on how to
remove the “Memory Stick.”
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Playing with sounds
AIBO uses sounds to perform many types of play with you.
To begin any of the following play activities, first say “Play with sounds” to
AIBO. After getting AIBO’s attention, start playing with AIBO.
Play with
sounds.
Mimicking
When you say, “Let’s play” to AIBO, it starts mimicking your voice in its own
voice.
When you call out “Change your sound” to AIBO, AIBO changes its voice.
To stop AIBO from mimicking your voice, say, “That’s it” to AIBO.
AIBO may start mimicking or stop mimicking on its own.
Note
When AIBO emits a sound or moves, it cannot hear you easily.
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Have AIBO hum a melody
When you sing “Lalala” (three notes), AIBO hears your
melody and repeats it.
Be sure to clearly sing “Lalala” so that AIBO can hear you
correctly.
Have AIBO emit a melody
Playing with AIBO
Tell AIBO “AIBO melody,” and then bring your hand close to the distance sensor
located on the nose of AIBO or move your hand away from it. AIBO emits a
sound. When you change the distance from your hand to the distance sensor of
AIBO, it makes AIBO to emit a piece of music.
When you tell AIBO “Change your sound,” AIBO emits a different sound. See
page 81 for a list of sounds that AIBO can emit.
To stop playing with this function, say “That’s it” to AIBO.
Note
When AIBO emits a sound or moves, it cannot hear you easily.
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Turn on AIBO step
Tell AIBO “AIBO step.” AIBO makes joyful sounds as it walks a little as
instructed if you call out to AIBO one of the following words
“Go forward,” “Go back,” “Go right/Turn right,” “Go left/Turn left,” “Kick
the ball.”
When you tell AIBO “Change your sound,” AIBO emits a different sound.
To stop AIBO from stepping in this way, say, “That’s it” to AIBO.
Note
When AIBO emits a sound or moves, it cannot hear you easily.
Have AIBO sing a song
Tell AIBO “Sing a song.” AIBO sings a merry song or sad song according to its
mood.
AIBO knows several kinds of songs. Every time you say, “Sing a song,” it sings a
different song.
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Asking AIBO to work as a watchdog
It is convenient if you ask AIBO, while in Station mode, to work as a watchdog
when you leave. AIBO sleeps on the station, but sometimes wakes up on its own,
and then looks around your room. If it finds anything moving in your room, it will
take a picture.
Note
This function is not designed to prevent any fire or crime.
Have AIBO enter Station mode (see page 16).
2
Say “Guard the house” to AIBO.
AIBO nods to you, and makes a farewell gesture, and then sleeps.
The horn light lights up green.
AIBO wakes up every about 30 minutes to look around the room. If AIBO finds
anything moving in the room, AIBO will take its picture. AIBO can take up to three
pictures until you say, “I’m here” at Step 3 (see below).
Playing with AIBO
1
zHint
If AIBO is not paying attention when you say “Guard the house,” say “Listen to me” to
AIBO and try again.
Note
The maximum number of pictures AIBO can memorize is 7 including ones taken with
the usual photo-taking function (see page 60). If you ask AIBO to take eight pictures or
more, a new picture replaces the oldest one.
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3
When you come back home, tell AIBO “I’m here.”
AIBO is pleased making a gesture that indicates, “Welcome home,” and finishes
working as a watchdog and returns to Station mode.
Note
Even though you tell AIBO “I’m here,” while AIBO is sleeping, it will not wake up.
First, gently shake AIBO’s body to wake up AIBO, and then tell it “I’m here.”
4
To check to see if AIBO took any pictures during your absence, say,
“What happened?” to AIBO.
• If AIBO took a picture, AIBO will nod to you.
• Otherwise, AIBO will shake its head “No.”
zHints
• See page 62 for how to see a picture.
• AIBO remembers it took a picture(s) until you ask it to work as a watchdog the next
time. Therefore, even though you ask it “What happened?” after a while, it will nod
to you if it took a picture(s).
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Additional Information
This chapter provides notes on usage, a troubleshooting guide, and
other information concerning AIBO.
Notes on use
To protect the saved data on the “Memory Stick,” note the following:
• The supplied AIBO-ware “Memory Stick” is an accessory of “AIBO Pal”
ERF-310AW09E. Using it also to save data from PCs or camcorders, or for
anything other than AIBO, may damage AIBO.
• Do not touch the terminal A with your hand or
metal objects.
• The saved data may be erased or broken if the
“Memory Stick” is used in a place subject to static
electricity or electric noise.
• Do not stick anything other than a dedicated
“Memory Stick” sticker in the area indicated by
B. A sticker has already been attached to the
AIBO-ware “Memory Stick” supplied with AIBO
Pal at the factory.
• Do not bend, drop or apply a strong physical shock
to the “Memory Stick.”
• Do not disassemble or modify the “Memory Stick.”
• To remove the “Memory Stick” from AIBO while it is still operating, first press
the pause button to stop AIBO’s movements and wait until the “Memory Stick”
access indicator goes off.
• Keep the “Memory Stick” away from water and other liquids.
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What is an AIBO-ware “Memory Stick”?
It is a “Memory Stick” produced for exclusive AIBO use, and on which is stored
application software that can be executed on an AIBO.
Notes
• Do not set the safety switch of the “Memory Stick” to
“LOCK.” Doing so will make it impossible for AIBO’s
learning and taking photo functions to work.
• If this safety switch of the “Memory Stick” is set to
“LOCK,” the horn light of AIBO flashes orange to warn
you when you start it up.
AIBO’s horn light lights in seven colors when you start it
up normally.
Additional Information
• Do not use or store the “Memory Stick” in places subject to:
– Excessively high temperatures, such as a car parked in the sun,
– Direct sunlight, or
– High humidity or corrosive gas.
• When carrying or storing the “Memory Stick,” keep it in the supplied case.
• AIBO Pal is designed for use with “AIBO” ERS-310 series. It cannot be used
with “AIBO” ERS-110/111/210/220.
• AIBO Pal cannot be used except through the AIBO-ware “Memory Stick” on
which it is supplied.
• Sony assumes no responsibility for any malfunctions that may occur as a result
of using AIBO Pal in a way not specified in this manual.
• The specifications of this software are subject to change without notice.
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Troubleshooting
If you experience any of the following difficulties, use this troubleshooting guide
to correct the problem before contacting AIBO Customer Link. Refer to the
“AIBO” ERS-310 series Operating Instructions to check AIBO entirely and its
sensor condition in Clinic mode. Should the problem persist, contact the AIBO
Customer Link. (See page 3 for details on the AIBO Customer Support.)
Symptom
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• Remedy
AIBO does not move
even when you press the
pause button.
• The battery pack is not installed to AIBO.
t Insert the battery pack to AIBO (see page 29). After inserting
the battery pack into AIBO, press the pause button again to
cancel Pause mode.
• The battery power is low.
t Recharge the battery pack or replace the battery pack with a
charged one.
When you press the
pause button, the back
light flashes in green and
orange alternately, and a
warning sound is output.
• The temperature of the battery pack is abnormally high.
t Wait until the battery cools down.
Symptom
• Remedy
• The “Memory Stick” with AIBO-ware is not inserted into AIBO.
• A “Memory Stick” other than one designed exclusive for AIBO
(unusable with AIBO ERS-310 series) is inserted into AIBO.
• The AC adaptor and conversion plug are connected to AIBO’s
charging terminal.
t Disconnect the AC adaptor and conversion plug form AIBO,
and then restart AIBO.
The “Memory Stick”
eject button (Z) or
BATT Z latch does not
work, and you cannot
remove the “Memory
Stick” or battery pack.
• The program is still running. Press the pause button to stop the
program. After checking to see if the “Memory Stick” access
indicator goes off, remove the “Memory Stick” or battery pack.
It takes a long time for
AIBO to start moving.
• AIBO is loading data from the “Memory Stick.” Wait a while.
AIBO tries to walk but it
does not move forward.
• The floor may be too slippery.
t Place AIBO on a surface that is not too slippery, such as a
carpet with a short nap.
AIBO falls often.
• The floor may be too slippery, inclined or unstable.
t Place AIBO on a flat surface that is not too slippery.
Additional Information
AIBO emits a sad
melody and does not
move when you press the
pause button.
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Symptom
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• Remedy
After you pick AIBO up,
it moves only slowly
without moving its
hands and legs.
• AIBO stops moving whenever it is picked up from the floor.
t Check to see if the mode indicator lights or not. If it does,
place AIBO on the floor. If it does not move after a while,
push its tail switch in the front direction for 3 seconds. AIBO
enters Autonomous mode again.
The mode indicator is
flashing, and AIBO does
not move and its joints
are limp.
• AIBO’s joint is jammed.
t Place AIBO on the floor and press its tail switch in the front
direction for 3 seconds.
AIBO’s back light
flashes in orange.
• There may be a problem with the battery pack.
t Check to see if the battery pack is inserted into AIBO’s main
body correctly. If the back light flashes although the battery
pack is inserted correctly, contact the AIBO Customer Link.
AIBO asks to be charged
even with a fully
charged battery pack.
• With a fully charged battery pack, AIBO Pal can normally operate
for about 2.5 hours (in Autonomous mode). If the operating
period continues to be much shorter, the battery pack may be
reaching the end of its service life. Replace it with a new battery
pack.
AIBO emits no sound.
• The volume setting may be set to “0.”
t Adjust the volume higher (refer to the “AIBO” ERS-310
series Operating Instructions).
Reference Materials
• Words apprehensible to AIBO
• Styles of AIBO melodies
Words apprehensible to AIBO
This section lists words AIBO can understand. Call out words listed later in this
section to praise, scold, teach or play with AIBO.
AIBO does not understand what you say when:
z AIBO may not recognize several words depending on its mode or condition.
z Even though AIBO understands you, it may choose not to respond or do as you say.
z AIBO cannot hear you if its surroundings are noisy. Call out to AIBO under quiet
conditions.
z If you say a word whose pronunciation is unclear, AIBO cannot recognize it. Speak very
clearly.
z While AIBO is emitting sounds or moving, it cannot hear you easily.
z When AIBO recognizes a sound, its horn light lights in white. However, AIBO may hear
your word incorrectly or may not act as instructed.
zHint
If AIBO does not seem to be paying attention, say “Listen to me” to it. AIBO will
become still and listen to you.
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z Calling AIBO’s
name or giving a
name to AIBO
What’s your owner’s name?
How cute.
AIBO answers its owner’s name
(your name) in its own voice.
AIBO is pleased but a little shy
when it hears these words.
AIBO.
z Praising, scolding
or encouraging
AIBO
z Thanking/
Apologizing
Good boy./Good girl./Good
AIBO.
Tell these words to AIBO when it
acts as instructed properly.
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 its
tail switch.
I’m sorry./I’m so sorry.
Don’t do it./Don’t do that.
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.
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
name.
Registered owner’s name
(your name).
Name registration.
Give a name to AIBO (see page
58).
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).
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.
z Greeting from you
to AIBO
Good morning.
Hello./Hi.
Reference Materials
AIBO is delighted when it hears
the registered owner’s name.
Thank you./Thanks.
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.
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Bye bye./Good bye.
AIBO may make a cheerful
gesture indicating “good bye,” or
turn its back if it feels lonely.
z Taking a picture
Are you bored?
AIBO takes a picture of the
landscape it is seeing (see page
60).
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.
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
back.
I’m here.
Are you alright?
AIBO welcomes you.
z Greeting from
AIBO to you
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.
Say hello.
Sleepy?
AIBO bows politely, and
introduces itself to you.
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.
See you later.
Shake./Shake hands.
If you press AIBO’s paw switch
when you shake hands with
AIBO, it is delighted. Otherwise,
it feels sad.
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z Asking AIBO a
question
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 recharged).
Take a picture.
z Working as a
watchdog
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).
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
conditions.
Where’s the ball?
AIBO looks for the supplied pink
ball. When AIBO finds the ball, it
may run after the ball.
Go forward.
z Communicating
with another AIBO
Talk to your friend./Talk to
your buddy.
Stop.
Go right./Turn right.
Tell these words to AIBO when
you want to have AIBO
communicate with another AIBO
(see page 55).
Sit down.
Stand up.
Lay down.
Go left./Turn left.
AIBO./That’s it./All done.
When AIBO is tired, it may not
move as instructed. When AIBO
moves as instructed, tell AIBO
“Thank you.”
z Special actions
Walk around.
Pose for me./Take a pose.
AIBO starts exploring your room.
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 seconds.
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.”
Kick the ball.
Let’s dance.
AIBO shows you its joyful dance.
Karate chop.
When you say this, AIBO stops
communicating with another
AIBO.
Continue./Keep going.
When you happen to interrupt
communication between AIBOs,
say these words to restart their
communication.
z Playing with
sounds
Show me something.
Play with sounds./Play
sounds.
AIBO does a variety of dances,
but sometimes it may not...
AIBO prepares for play activity
using sounds.
Reference Materials
Get up.
Go back.
Let’s play./Let’s talk.
AIBO starts mimicking in its own
voice (see page 64).
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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
walking.
AIBO step./Walk with sound.
AIBO makes merry sounds as it
walks (see page 66).
Lalala.
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
walking.
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z Media link mode
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
another.
Styles of AIBO melodies
Major scale
Continuous
Japanese
Okinawan (melody unique to a Japanese island, “Okinawa”)
Chinese
Harmonic minor scale
Rock-‘n’-roll
Boogie-woogie
Reference Materials
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