Sony ERS-210 AIBO Life 2 User Manual

Sony ERS-210 AIBO Life 2 User Manual

Aibo recognition





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  • Page 1 4-669-904-11(1)
  • 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.
  • Page 3 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.
  • Page 5 For Customers in Canada This Class B digital apparatus complies with Canadian ICES-003. Cet appareil numérique de la classe B est conforme à la norme NMB-003 du Canada. For Customers in Europe (Für Kunden in Euorpa) CE (EMC) Marking Conformity Remarks a) This equipment complies with EN55022.
  • Page 6 “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-210AW06E conform to OPEN-R version 1.1.3.
  • Page 7 First of all, check that you have the following items. AIBO-ware “Memory Stick” Quick Guide Self-charge markers (green marker, blue marker, front marker base, rear marker base, pink ball) User’s Guide (this manual) End-User License Agreement Markers for the AIBO Self-charging Function (Operating Instructions)
  • Page 8: Table Of Contents

    Table of Contents Getting Started Welcome to “AIBO Recognition”! ... 12 Emotions and instincts of AIBO ... 13 Modes and conditions of AIBO ... 14 Preparations ... 16 Living with AIBO Charging AIBO’s battery pack ... 22 When you want to charge AIBO ... 22 AIBO charges on its own (self-charge) ...
  • Page 9 Additional Information Notes on use ... 46 Troubleshooting ... 48 Reference Materials Words apprehensible to AIBO ... 52 For more information about “AIBO” ERS-210 series (name of parts, settings, “Memory Stick” use, safety precautions, etc.), refer to the “AIBO” ERS-210 series Operating Instructions.
  • Page 11: Getting Started

    Getting Started Welcome to “AIBO Recognition”! “AIBO Recognition” is AIBO-ware for the AIBO ERS-210 series. This chapter explains how to get AIBO ready to use “AIBO Recognition.” * In this manual, “AIBO Recognition ERF-210AW06E” is referred to as “AIBO Recognition” hereinafter.
  • Page 12: Welcome To "Aibo Recognition

    Welcome to “AIBO Recognition”! “AIBO Recognition” is AIBO-ware that gives AIBO a gentle and intelligent character. When AIBO is loaded with AIBO Recognition, it acts on its own volition as it learns about you and its environment. IBO can recognize your face (page 36) AIBO has the ability to recognize your face and the sound of your voice.
  • Page 13: Emotions And Instincts Of Aibo

    IBO loves communication! When you call or play with AIBO... it is happy! If you communicate frequently with AIBO, it will repay you with growing expressions of affection. IBO also loves to take naps If you leave AIBO alone, it will enjoy a peaceful nap without disturbing you.
  • Page 14: Modes And Conditions Of Aibo

    Modes and conditions of AIBO With AIBO Recognition, AIBO can enter the following modes and conditions. Pause mode To turn AIBO off, press the Pause button located on its chest. Place AIBO in this mode before changing or replacing the battery or “Memory Stick.”...
  • Page 15 Station mode AIBO takes a nap or even stays awake while charging. • AIBO moves from the Station on its own. • You remove AIBO from the Station. The Energy Station ERA-210P1 is an optional accessory. goes off. Pick up AIBO quickly.
  • Page 16: Preparations

    Preparations Let’s get AIBO ready to use AIBO Recognition. 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.
  • Page 17 Check that you are holding the “Memory Stick” in the right direction, and insert it into AIBO. With the V mark pointing down and the label facing the direction of the battery slot, insert the “Memory Stick” until you hear it click into place.
  • Page 18 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.
  • Page 19 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 •...
  • Page 21: Living With Aibo

    Living with AIBO When AIBO is hungry, it instinctively charges on its own, and if AIBO is sleepy, it dozes off. These are some of the habits of the “autonomous robot” AIBO.
  • Page 22: Charging Aibo's Battery Pack

    Charging AIBO’s battery pack AIBO operates on battery power. Because the battery pack is only partially charged when you purchase it, the first thing you need to do is charge it. AIBO can operate for about 1.5 hours (in Autonomous mode) with a fully charged ERA-201B1 Lithium Ion Battery Pack. •...
  • Page 23 Charging with the ERA-201P1 Energy Station (optional) When you place AIBO on the Station, charging begins. For details on charging AIBO, refer to the Operating Instructions of the ERA-210P1 Energy Station. 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.
  • Page 24: Aibo Charges On Its Own (Self-Charge)

    AIBO charges on its own (self-charge) AIBO uses the supplied markers to find its way back to the Station (optional accessory) for charging. AIBO charges on its own in the following situations: • battery power is low. • you say “Go to the Station.” Note If AIBO is more than 70 cm from the pink ball on top of the marker stack,...
  • Page 25 Open space required AIBO’s self-charge operation requires an open space with a radius of at least 1.2 meter around the pink ball on top of the marker stack. Approx.1.2 m Do not place any objects in this area.
  • Page 26 If AIBO cannot find the Station AIBO may not be able to find the Station if the room is poorly lit even if the marker is set on the Station. If this happens, use the following procedure to check whether AIBO can properly see the colors of the marker in an indoor environment.
  • Page 27 Press the back sensor. Now I will check the marker colors. Remove me from the Station and set me down behind it. Make sure my head is about 20 cm behind the rear marker. Remove AIBO from the Station and set it down about 20 cm behind the rear marker.
  • Page 28 Press the back sensor. AIBO will move its head to check the colors of the marker. I saw the marker! I’m done checking the marker colors. I want to return to the Station. The marker color check is complete. I couldn’t find the markers. The markers might not have been placed on the Station, or the room lighting makes it difficult for me to find them.
  • Page 29 Setting whether AIBO is permitted to leave the Station You can set whether AIBO is permitted to leave the Station after charging. If you set AIBO to “Leave the Station,” AIBO will leave the Station on its own when charging is complete and resume its previous activity. You do not need to remove AIBO from the Station.
  • Page 30 Place AIBO on the Station, and simultaneously press and hold the chin and back sensors for 3 seconds or more. (Next, perform the procedure described by the audio guidance.) If you want to set me so I can leave the Station by myself, press the sensor on my head.
  • Page 31: If Aibo Is Not Charged

    If AIBO is not charged If AIBO is unable to self-charge and you do not charge it, the chest light goes off and AIBO enters the Pause mode. If you do not charge AIBO or replace the battery pack, it will not move even if you press the pause button.
  • Page 32: Sleeping And Waking Up

    Sleeping and waking up AIBO instinctively knows when it needs to sleep. AIBO will doze off if it is tired, or it is bored and you do not play with it. When it is fully rested, AIBO will open its eyes and act according to its own volition.
  • Page 33: Communicating With Aibo

    Communicating with AIBO First of all, you need to teach AIBO its new name and your own name, and teach it to recognize your face. If you call AIBO’s name, or gently touch or talk to AIBO, it will look at you and eagerly respond.
  • Page 34: Teaching Aibo Its New Name

    Teaching AIBO its new name Give AIBO a name. After you teach AIBO its name, it will respond when called. However, if you teach AIBO a new name, it forgets the old one. Even after AIBO learns its own name, it reacts when you call it “AIBO.” You can only teach AIBO its name when it is in Autonomous mode.
  • Page 35 Tell AIBO the name in 2 seconds or less. That's my name! Thank you for naming me. This completes registration. If you make a mistake when teaching AIBO its new name... Listen to the audio guide, and register the name again from the beginning.
  • Page 36: Teaching Aibo To Recognize You

    Teaching AIBO to recognize you AIBO can be taught to recognize your face, as well as the sound of your name and voice. AIBO remembers the face, name and voice of the person it is close to. The special affection AIBO shows that person is unique. You can only teach AIBO to recognize your face, name and voice when it is in Autonomous mode.
  • Page 37 Tell AIBO the name in 2 seconds or less. AIBO confirms your name: That’s what I’ll call you from now. Now teach me the sound of your voice. First of all, say “I am your owner.” Say “I am your owner.” Next, say “one, two, three, four, five.”...
  • Page 38 Now teach me to recognize your face. I have a camera built into my nose. Maybe you know where it is? Hold your face in front of the camera so that I can see it. About 50 centimeters away should do the trick. I can see your face! I will remember what you look like.
  • Page 39: From You To Aibo

    From you to AIBO There are several ways that you can communicate with AIBO: Communicating by touch, visually and by voice Color camera Allows AIBO to identify objects by color, movement, and distance. It also allows AIBO to distinguish your face from the faces of other people.
  • Page 40: Communicating For Training Aibo

    Communicating for training AIBO AIBO’s head sensor allows you to train AIBO by praising and scolding it. Through this type of training, AIBO changes its behavior and gradually displays a greater range of behavior. Praising AIBO While gently pressing the head sensor, move your fingers back and forth twice.
  • Page 41: Having Aibo Take A Photo

    AIBO’s memory. • 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.
  • Page 42 When AIBO is in Autonomous or Station mode, tell AIBO “Take a picture.” AIBO nods to your request. I am going to take a picture now! When you are ready, press the sensor on my back. Press the back sensor. AIBO starts a countdown, and then takes a picture when the shutter noise sounds.
  • Page 43: Viewing Pictures Taken By Aibo

    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.”...
  • Page 44 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.
  • Page 45: Additional Information

    Additional Information This chapter provides notes on usage, a troubleshooting guide, and other information concerning AIBO.
  • Page 46: 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 Recognition” ERF-210AW06E. Using it also to save data from PCs or camcorders, or for anything other than AIBO, may damage AIBO. •...
  • Page 47 • AIBO Recognition 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 Recognition in a way not specified in this manual.
  • Page 48: Troubleshooting

    Troubleshooting If you experience any of the following difficulties, use this troubleshooting guide to correct the problem before contacting AIBO Customer Link. Should the problem persist, contact the AIBO Customer Link. (See page 3 for details on the AIBO Customer Support.) Symptom AIBO does not move even when you press the...
  • Page 49 Symptom • Remedy The battery pack latch • The program is still running. Press the pause button to stop the (BATT Z) does not program, then remove the battery pack. work, and you cannot remove the battery pack. It takes a long time for •...
  • Page 50 Symptom AIBO asks to be charged even with a fully charged battery pack. AIBO emits no sound. AIBO fails to self- charge. AIBO will not register owner information. • Remedy • With a fully charged battery pack, AIBO Recognition can normally operate for about 1.5 hours (in Autonomous mode).
  • Page 51 Reference Materials Words apprehensible to AIBO...
  • Page 52: Words Apprehensible To Aibo

    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 While AIBO is emitting sounds or moving, it cannot hear you easily. z AIBO may not recognize several words depending on its mode or condition.
  • Page 53: Taking A Picture

    z Praising, scolding or encouraging AIBO Good boy./Good girl./Good AIBO. These words are for praising AIBO. They have the same effect as when you praise AIBO by pressing the head sensor. Don’t do it./Don’t do that. These words are for scolding AIBO. They have the same effect as when you scold AIBO by pressing the head sensor.
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