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Sony ERS-210 AIBO Dancer User Manual

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  • Page 2: Notice To Users

    INFORMATION CONTAINED HEREIN OR THE USE THEREOF. THIS DOES NOT AFFECT YOUR STATUTORY RIGHTS. Sony Corporation reserves the right to make any modification to this manual or the information contained herein at any time without notice. The software described herein may also be governed by the terms of a separate user license agreement.

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    No part of this software or document may be reproduced in any form by any means and rental of this software may not be allowed without prior authorization of Sony Corporation. • Sony Corporation assumes no responsibility for any inconvenience caused by misuse or any use not stated in this document.

  • Page 4: Regulatory Information

    For Customers in the U.S.A. This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1) This device may not cause harmful interference, and (2) this device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation.

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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. The “AIBO” ERS-210 series and “AIBO-ware” ERF-210AW07 conform to the OPEN-R version 1.1.3.

  • Page 6: Table Of Contents

    Table of Contents Getting Started Checking the supplied accessories ... 8 About “AIBO Dancer” ... 9 Modes and Conditions of AIBO ... 10 Preparations ... 12 Playing with AIBO Dancer What is “Beat Detection”? ... 17 Playing with “AIBO Dancer” ... 18 Additional Information Notes on Use ...

  • Page 7: Getting Started

    Getting Started Welcome to “AIBO Dancer,” a software application that allows Entertainment Robot AIBO ERS-210 series to become your dancing party companion! This chapter provides basic information about AIBO Dancer to help you to get along well with AIBO. * In this manual, “AIBO Dancer” ERF-210AW07 is referred to as “AIBO Dancer”...

  • Page 8: Checking The Supplied Accessories

    Checking the supplied accessories Check to see if you have the following accessories before you play with AIBO. • AIBO-ware “Memory Stick” • User’s Guide (this manual)

  • Page 9: About "aibo Dancer

    About “AIBO Dancer” About AIBO Dancer AIBO Dancer (ERF-210AW07) is an AIBO-ware software that turns your AIBO into a party animal! Start up your AIBO with the AIBO Dancer “Memory Stick,” and AIBO will be able to hear the same party tunes that you are listening to, and will begin to dance to the music.

  • Page 10: Modes And Conditions Of Aibo

    Modes and conditions of AIBO With AIBO Dancer, AIBO can enter the following modes and conditions.

  • Page 12: Preparations

    Preparations Let’s get AIBO ready to use AIBO Dancer. Note If AIBO is loaded with any other AIBO-ware “Memory Stick,” place AIBO in the Pause mode (the chest light goes off) before switching the “Memory Stick.” To place AIBO in the Pause mode, press the pause button on AIBO’s chest.

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    Check that you are holding the “Memory Stick” in the right direction, and insert it into AIBO. With the mark pointing down and the label facing the direction of the battery slot, insert the “Memory Stick” until you hear it click into place.

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    After checking that the battery pack is correctly oriented, insert it, and then close the cover. Hold the battery pack with the connector facing downward, and insert it into the slot until you hear it click into place. Push here. Charge up the battery pack.

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    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. 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.

  • Page 16: Playing With Aibo Dancer

    Playing with AIBO Dancer This chapter explains the technology behind AIBO Dancer and how to use the product.

  • Page 17: What Is Beat Detection

    What is Beat Detection? How does AIBO do this? Remember, AIBO is not only your friendly pet-like companion, but also has the procesing power of a computer. When your AIBO is turned on with AIBO Dancer, your AIBO listens for the beat of the song. Once it has found a beat, it will select a dance move in accordance to the beat it has found.

  • Page 18: Playing With Aibo Dancer

    Playing with AIBO Dancer Boot up AIBO with the AIBO Dancer AIBO-ware, and let it listen to the music that you are listening to. Once AIBO detects the beat of the music being played, it will begin to flash its LEDs to the beat that it hears. AIBO’s dance moves will be synchronized to the flashing that you see.

  • Page 19: Additional Information

    Additional Information This chapter provides notes on usage, a troubleshooting guide, and other information concerning AIBO.

  • Page 20: Notes On Use

    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 Dancer ERF- 210AW07. Do not use it for anything other than AIBO such as a PC or camcorder.

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    • AIBO Dancer 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 Dancer in a way not specified in this manual.

  • Page 22: Troubleshooting

    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” Operating Instructions to check AIBO entirely. Should the problem persist, contact the AIBO Customer Link. (See page 3 for details on the AIBO Customer Support.) Symptom AIBO does not move...

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    Symptom • Remedy AIBO emits a sad • The “Memory Stick” with AIBO-ware is not inserted into AIBO. melody and does not • A “Memory Stick” other than one designed exclusively for AIBO (unusable with AIBO ERS-210 series) is inserted into AIBO. move when you press the pause button.

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    Symptom After you pick AIBO up, it moves only slowly without moving its hands and legs. The mode indicator is flashing, and AIBO does not move and its joints are limp. The chest light of AIBO flashes orange. AIBO asks to be charged even with a fully charged battery pack.

  • Page 25: End-user License Agreement

    End-User License Agreement...

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    Software to the address instructed by the operator at your cost and expense, with a proof of the original purchase in the form of a bill of sale of such Software. SONY will refund the amount paid by you for the Software.

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    Software in whole or in part. 3.2 Accessed contents. All contents accessed through the software are the property of SONY or the applicable content owner and may be protected by applicable copyright law. Except as specifically set forth herein, this license gives you no rights to such contents.

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    EULA. In such event, you must return the Software to SONY or submit to SONY proof of the destruction of all copies of the Software and all component parts thereof. Articles 5 through 10 of this EULA shall survive such termination.

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    You expressly acknowledge and agree that the use of this Software is at your sole risk. THIS SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED “AS IS” AND WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, AND SONY EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, NONINFRINGEMENT, AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.

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    ACCURACY, RELIABILITY, OR OTHERWISE. NO ORAL OR WRITTEN INFORMATION OR ADVICE GIVEN BY SONY OR BY A SONY AUTHORIZED REPRESENTATIVE SHALL CREATE A WARRANTY. SHOULD THE SOFTWARE PROVE DEFECTIVE, YOU (AND NOT SONY OR A SONY AUTHORIZED REPRESENTATIVE) ASSUME THE ENTIRE COST OF ALL NECESSARY SERVICING, REPAIR, OR CORRECTION.

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    LIMITATION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. 8. DAMAGES ARISING OUT YOUR ACTIONS You will defend and hold SONY harmless from and against all liabilities, demands, damages, costs, expenses, or losses arising out of the use of the Software and/or breach of any of the provisions of this EULA by you.

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