A Robotic Dog’s Mortality

Fascinating video journalism from the New York Times.

Screen Shot 2015-06-18 at 10.56.22 AMThey didn’t shed, chew the sofa or bite the postman, but for thousands of people Sony’s Aibo robotic dog was the closest thing to a real canine companion. So when the Japanese company stopped servicing the robots last year, eight years after it ended production, owners faced a wrenching prospect: that their aging “pets” would break down for good. —The New York Times