Emotions and instincts of AIBO
AIBO has six emotions: joy, sadness, anger, surprise,
fear and discontent. These emotions will change in
response to a variety of factors, affecting the
behavior of AIBO. Listed below are common
scenarios in which AIBO may be seen expressing
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).
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.
When AIBO is left on the station although it is ready to assume
activity, or is scolded.
When the ball suddenly appears before AIBO, or when it hears a loud
When AIBO finds itself in front of a steep drop, or is unable to get up
from a fall.