Sony AIBO MIND 2 User manual

Sony AIBO MIND 2 User manual
Words understood by the AIBO Entertainment Robot
In the following cases, the AIBO robot may not understand what you say.
While the AIBO robot is emitting sounds or moving, it cannot hear you easily.
The AIBO robot may not recognize several words depending on its mode or condition.
Even though the AIBO robot understands you, it may choose not to respond or do as you say.
The AIBO robot cannot hear you if its surroundings are noisy.
If you say a word whose pronunciation is unclear, the AIBO robot cannot recognize it. Speak very clearly.
If you repeat the same command over and over in rapid fire fashion, the AIBO robot will not understand you.
Calling the AIBO robot’s name
Communication between the AIBO robots
AIBO./Registered name (the name you gave AIBO).
The AIBO robot reacts when it is called. Even after the AIBO robot learns its own
name, it reacts when you call it “AIBO”.
Talk to your friend/Talk to your buddy
The AIBO robot communicates with another AIBO robot.
Teaching the AIBO robot
Come here./Over here./Sit down./Stand up./Lay down./Turn right./Turn left./Walk
around./Go forward./Go back.
Name registration.
Give a name to the AIBO robot.
What’s your name?
The AIBO robot says the name you gave to it in its own voice.
Owner registration.
You can teach the AIBO robot its owner’s (your) name.
What’s your owner’s name?
The AIBO robot says its owner’s name (your name) in its own voice.
Favorite thing registration.
You can teach the AIBO robot to recognize your favorite things as its own
favorite things.
Praising, scolding, or encouraging the AIBO robot
Good AIBO./Good boy./Good girl.
These words are for praising the AIBO robot. They have the same effect as when
you praise the AIBO robot by touching the sensors on the back of the AIBO robot.
Don’t do that.
These words are for scolding the AIBO robot. They have the same effect as
when you scold the AIBO robot by tapping the sensors on the back of the AIBO
Go for it.
Encourage the AIBO robot.
How cute.
The AIBO robot will be bashful when you praise it.
Good morning./Hello./Good night./Bye bye./Good bye./I’m here./
Say hello./Shake hands.
Go to the Station.
The AIBO robot starts the procedure for self-charging.
Playing with the AIBOne toy
Find your AIBOne.
The AIBO robot looks for the AIBOne toy.
Bring me your AIBOne.
When you say this while the AIBO robot is holding the AIBOne toy in its mouth,
the AIBO robot comes to you.
Quick Guide
First insert the battery and AIBO MIND software “Memory StickTM” media into the
AIBO® Entertainment Robot and set up the Energy Station.
Open the cover.
Securely hold the body of the
AIBO robot from above, turn it
upside down, and open the
stomach compartment cover.
Insert the “Memory Stick”
media into the AIBO robot.
Insert the battery and
close the cover.
With the arrow pointing down and the
angled corner facing the AIBO robot’s
tail, insert the AIBO MIND software
“Memory Stick” media into the AIBO
robot until it is flush with the body.
Hold the battery with the
connector facing downward, then
insert it into the slot until you hear
it click into place, and close the
Questions for the AIBO robot
Are you sleepy?/Are you tired?/How are you?
The AIBO robot shows its current condition with its face lights.
Are you hungry?
The AIBO robot shows the remaining battery power level by the number of face
lights. The more lights are lit, the more power is still left.
What’s your AIBOne skill level?
What’s your pink ball skill level?
What’s your walking skill level?
The AIBO robot shows its state of progress with the face lights.
Special actions
Install the AC adapter cable
and foot stopper.
Let’s dance.
The AIBO robot shows you its dance repertoire.
Route the AC adapter cable along the
wire guides and attach the foot stopper.
Install the station marker and station pole.
Attach the station marker first, followed by the station pole.
(If you don’t want to use the self-charging function, these
attachments are not necessary.)
1 Attach the station
marker as shown.
Foot stopper
Take a picture.
The AIBO robot takes a picture with its built-in camera.
1 Engage the cover
latch in the hinge
on the body.
Snap shot
If you say this to the AIBO robot while it is preparing to take a picture (while
waiting for you to touch its head sensor), it will start counting down to take the
Send e-mail
Sends the picture taken most recently to a set registered user.
2 Attach the station pole.
AC adapter cable
Message playback
Check messages
The AIBO robot plays back messages and sounds.
Mail notification
Check e-mail
The AIBO robot tells you if you have new e-mail.
Music playback
Play music
The AIBO robot starts playing music.
Charge the AIBO robot.
Plug the AC adapter into an AC outlet,
and place the AIBO robot on the Energy
Station. (For information on appropriate
locations to place the Energy Station,
refer to the “User’s Guide (Basic)” for the
AIBO robot ERS-7.)
Place the AIBO robot on
the floor in this position.
Place the AIBO robot on a flat,
non-slippery surface, such as a
low pile carpet with a hard nap.
Press the Pause button.
The Pause mode ends and the
operation light turns green.
In a moment, the AIBO robot
will automatically begin
Music CD playback
Playing with the ball
Play CD
The AIBO robot starts playing the first track of a music CD.
Find your ball.
The AIBO robot looks for the ball.
Internet radio playback
Wake-up setting
Play the radio
The AIBO robot begins playing Internet radio.
Set alarm.
Lets you set the wake-up function ON or OFF.
Contents playback
House Sitting mode
Play contents
The AIBO robot plays the content you have selected on your PC.
See you later/House sitting mode
The AIBO robot will look after the house while you are away.
Schedule playback
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I’m here/I’m back
The AIBO robot exits House Sitting mode.
My schedule
The AIBO robot will read out your schedule for the current hour through the next day.
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The AIBO® Entertainment Robot feature and mode map
Station mode
Mode indicators turn blue
Mode indicators OFF
Mode indicators
turn pink
On the Energy Station, the AIBO robot wakes up
and goes to sleep at a preset time.
(Autonomous Monitor mode* )
When the AIBO
robot is awake
At bedtime
The AIBO robot
relaxes while
being recharged.
At wake-up
• Start AIBO Entertainment
When the AIBO robot is sleeping
At bedtime the AIBO robot falls fast
asleep. If you remove the
AIBO robot from the Energy
Station outside its set
activity period, it will enter
Autonomous mode.
• End AIBO Entertainment
Remote Control
The AIBO robot is controlled by
AIBO Entertainment Player
software on a remote PC.
• The AIBO robot is removed from the
Energy Station
Have the AIBO
robot wake you up!
Mode indicators slowly flash green
Pick-up condition
When you lift the AIBO robot, it
assumes a position that makes it easier
for you to hold. The AIBO robot
continues to react to your voice and
touch in this condition.
When you press 2 or more of the rear paw
sensors, the AIBO robot thinks it has been
placed on the floor and returns to
Autonomous mode. The AIBO robot may
start to walk after returning to Autonomous
mode, so avoid touching the AIBO robot's
rear paw sensors while you are holding it.
• Talk to the
AIBO robot
has jammed
one of the
AIBO robot’s
Mode indicators turn orange
• Talk to the AIBO robot
Show “Alarm
On/Off (J)” card
• Do not put the AIBO robot on an unstable surface
where it might fall or be subject to vibrations.
• Do not place anything near the AIBO robot that may
hinder its movements.
Touch the
sensor for
3 seconds
• Touch the front and
rear back sensors
simultaneously for
3 seconds
Mode indicators turn blue
• Pick up while
touching the
back sensors*2
• Pick up quickly
The game starts!
Touch the
sensor for
3 seconds
Touch the chin
sensor and
front (blue) back
sensor for 3 seconds
Jam condition
Rest mode
If something gets jammed in any of
the AIBO robot’s joints, the AIBO
robot goes into this condition and
all of its joints become loose. This
mode is provided to protect your
fingers from being caught between
the AIBO robot’s joints.
The AIBO robot does not
move around. In this mode
the AIBO robot stays still
and does not respond to
voice commands, other
sounds, or show interest in
the ball and AIBOne toy.
*1 In Remote Control mode (mode indicators flash blue) and
Autonomous Monitor mode (mode indicators turn blue),
the AIBO robot is connected to a PC via wireless LAN.
With these modes, you can control the AIBO robot from a Front
remote PC and monitor the images and sounds it detects.
*2 Touch two or more back sensors (any of the
combinations on the left) for 3 seconds.
• Name the AIBO robot
• Teach the AIBO robot your name
and your face
• Have the AIBO robot take a picture
• Register the AIBO robot’s
favorite things*
• Communicate with another AIBO
• Have the AIBO robot watch your
• Mail received
• Message received
Mode indicators turn green
• Wake-up time for the AIBO
• Bedtime for the AIBO robot
• Hourly alert ON/OFF
When you show the AIBO robot the
“Game Mode (L)” card in Autonomous
mode, the game begins right away.
• Touch the front (blue)
back sensor
Refer to the “User’s Guide (AIBO
Entertainment Player)” for the AIBO robot
• End AIBO
The AIBO robot moves around on
its own.
The AIBO robot collects
information via its camera/
microphones/sensors and acts
(Autonomous Monitor mode* ) autonomously based on its own
feelings and instincts.
• Place on the
• Touch the
head sensor
for 3 seconds
You can set up the
Game mode
Mode indicators flash blue
Autonomous mode
Mode indicators OFF
Clock setup
• Touch the front
(blue) back sensor
• Start AIBO
• The AIBO robot dismounts the Energy
Station by itself
• The AIBO robot mounts the Energy
Station by itself
• The AIBO robot is placed on the Energy
Station while active
When the AIBO robot is in Autonomous mode, all the activities and settings shown below are possible. When the AIBO robot is in
Station mode (when it is awake), all the activities and settings shown below except those marked with an asterisk (*) are possible.
• Touch the head
sensor for 3
Voice Guide
• Touch the middle
(orange) back
• Touch the middle
(orange) back
When you show the AIBO robot the
“Alarm Clock Set Up (I)” card in
Autonomous mode, it goes straight into
the mode to set up the time you want it
to wake up.
Energy Station
dismount setup
When self-charging is
complete, the AIBO robot
will dismount the Energy
Station by itself.
Top menu
• Touch the rear
(red) back sensor
• Touch the rear
(red) back sensor
Record mode/
Clinic mode
• Touch the middle
(orange) back
Record mode
You can record a
message or voice
signature with AIBO
EYES feature.
• Touch the rear
(red) back sensor
Development control
You can also have fun
raising the AIBO robot
from the puppy stage.
• Mail check
• Message check
Refer to the “User’s Guide
(PC •Network)” for the AIBO robot
Pause mode (inactive condition)
The Pause button on the back of the
AIBO robot was pressed to turn the
power OFF. The AIBO robot must be
in this mode to replace the
battery or “Memory Stick” media,
or to change the ON/OFF
setting of the wireless LAN switch.
Mode indicators
turn yellow
You can check the
AIBO robot’s
When you show the AIBO robot
the “Clinic Mode (O)” card in
Autonomous mode, it goes
straight into Clinic mode.
Sensor locations
Head sensor
Back sensor
To cancel setup by
voice guide, touch the
head sensor for 3
seconds to return the
AIBO robot to
Autonomous mode.
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