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4-652-093-11(1)
Entertainment Robot AIBO

Operating Instructions

ERS-210
© 2000 Sony Corporation

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  • Page 1: Operating Instructions

    4-652-093-11(1) Entertainment Robot AIBO Operating Instructions ERS-210 © 2000 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 2: Safety Information

    AC adapter. Record the serial number in the space provided below. Refer to the model and serial number whenever you call upon your Sony AIBO Customer Link. Model No. ERS-210 Serial No. ___________ Warning •...
  • Page 3 DISPOSAL OF LITHIUM ION BATTERY LITHIUM ION BATTERY DISPOSE OF PROPERLY You can return your unwanted lithium ion batteries to your nearest Sony Service Center. Note In some areas the disposal of lithium ion batteries in household or business trash may be prohibited.
  • Page 4: Regulatory Information

    Regulatory Information This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation.
  • Page 5 Customer Support How can you contact the AIBO Customer Link? Call 1-800-427-2988 Email address: aibosupport@info.sel.sony.com Reproduction in whole or in part without written permission is prohibited.
  • Page 6: Table Of Contents

    Table of Contents Meet AIBO Introduction ..................10 What is AIBO? ................ 10 Checking the supplied accessories ..........13 Preparing AIBO ................14 Playing with AIBO ................. 16 If AIBO stops moving ............. 18 When not playing with AIBO ............19 Pausing AIBO ................
  • Page 7 Replacing the battery pack ............. 33 Inserting or removing a “Memory Stick” ........36 Inserting a “Memory Stick” ............. 36 Removing the “Memory Stick” ..........37 Inserting the optional wireless PC card .......... 39 Making various settings ..............41 Selecting the time zone ............41 Setting the clock ..............
  • Page 8 Service procedure ................62 Specifications ................. 63 Index ....................66...
  • Page 9: Meet Aibo

    Meet AIBO This chapter introduces you to the entertainment robot AIBO ERS-210, its supplied accessories, and the preparations that are required in order to play with it.
  • Page 10: Introduction

    Introduction What is AIBO? “AIBO” is the name given to the Sony entertainment robot. Developed to encourage human and robot interaction, AIBO creates and introduces you to new pleasures and lifestyles. The name “AIBO” is coined from the words “A.I.
  • Page 11 AIBO ERS-210 conforms to the OPEN-R version 1.1. “AIBO,” the AIBO logo, “OPEN-R,” and the OPEN-R logo are registered trademarks of Sony Corporation. “Memory Stick,” “ ,” and “ ” are trademarks of Sony Corporation. In this manual, the “” mark has been omitted.
  • Page 12 ERS-210 As the successor to the AIBO ERS-110/111, the AIBO ERS-210 is a second- generation entertainment robot featuring a wider repertoire of movements, more sensors, and the ability to incorporate optional AIBO-ware “Memory Stick” (not supplied) that allows you to raise AIBO and play with it.
  • Page 13: Checking The Supplied Accessories

    Checking the supplied accessories Check to make sure you have the following items before you play with AIBO. AC adapter ERA-201P1 (1) Ball (1) AC adapter conversion Pin for removing AIBO’s plug (1) extremities (1) Lithium ion battery pack Documentation ERA-201B1 (1) AIBO Operating Instructions...
  • Page 14: Preparing Aibo

    Preparing AIBO The battery pack supplied with AIBO has been charged to some extent. It is recommended that you charge the battery pack fully (page 19) before you play with AIBO. Grasp AIBO securely by the body, turn it upside down, and open its stomach cover.
  • Page 15 Place AIBO on the floor as shown below. Place it on a flat, non-slippery surface, such as a carpet with a short nap. Notes • Be sure to place AIBO on the floor as shown above. This will prevent AIBO from moving unexpectedly and being damaged when you press and release the pause button to start AIBO moving.
  • Page 16: Playing With Aibo

    Playing with AIBO When you push the pause button on AIBO’s Head sensor Mode chest and AIBO’s chest light lights up green, indicator AIBO’s internal application program activates and AIBO begins moving on its Pause own. button To enjoy AIBO’s full capabilities, you must Chest light use at least one of the following AIBO-ware “Memory Stick”...
  • Page 17 When you press AIBO’s head too forcefully AIBO will show anger through its eye lights. When you pet AIBO’s head from back to front a few times AIBO’s eye lights show joy. When you keep pressing AIBO’s head for a few seconds AIBO emits a musical tone and its eye lights light up.
  • Page 18: If Aibo Stops Moving

    If AIBO stops moving • Place AIBO on the floor and keep pressing on its head for a few seconds. AIBO stops moving whenever you pick it up from the floor or if an object gets caught in one of AIBO’s leg joints. AIBO’s mode indicator flashes green at both times.
  • Page 19: When Not Playing With Aibo

    When not playing with AIBO We recommend that you charge the battery pack so that AIBO will be ready to play at any time. Pausing AIBO Press the pause button on AIBO’s chest. The chest light flashes green and turns off. Pause button Charging the battery pack The battery pack is automatically charged whenever AIBO is connected to the...
  • Page 20 Connect the AC adapter conversion plug to AIBO’s charging terminal. Connect the AC adapter to a wall outlet and place AIBO in the posture shown below. While the AC adapter is connected, AIBO will not change from pause mode even if you press the pause button on its chest. While charging The chest light lights up orange.
  • Page 21 Notes • If the chest light flashes orange while you are charging the battery pack, the charging may not be progressing normally. Replace the battery pack with new one or contact AIBO Customer Link (page 3, 5). • If you connect the AC adapter to AIBO while it is in active mode, AIBO will change to pause mode automatically and charging of the battery pack starts.
  • Page 23: Knowing More About Aibo

    Knowing more about AIBO This chapter helps you know more about AIBO by providing information about AIBO’s parts and their functions, settings, and the installation of optional accessories.
  • Page 24: Index To Parts And Controls

    Index to parts and controls AIBO exterior Notes • Do not attach stickers on AIBO’s color camera or transparent face cover. • Do not attach stickers onto or insert anything into AIBO’s joints or other movable parts. • Lift AIBO by the body, not by its extremities.
  • Page 25 1 Stereo microphone 9 Chest light Allows AIBO to pick up • Lights up green when AIBO is in surrounding sounds. active mode. • Flashes green when AIBO is paused 2 Head sensor and saving data to the “Memory Senses when a person taps or pets Stick.”...
  • Page 26: Aibo's Stomach Area

    AIBO’s stomach area The illustration shows AIBO with its stomach cover open. Note Do not touch the charging terminal with your hand. Doing so may soil the terminal and cause poor contact.
  • Page 27 1 Charging terminal 6 Serial number sticker Connect the supplied AC adapter here 7 Tail release hole with the supplied AC adapter Insert the supplied pin into this hole conversion plug. This terminal to remove AIBO’s tail. contacts with that of the Energy Station (not supplied) when charging 8 Battery pack release lever AIBO’s internal battery pack using...
  • Page 28: Controls On The Core Unit

    Controls on the core unit The core unit appears when AIBO’s head, legs, and tail have been removed. For details on removing and attaching the respective parts, see page 30.
  • Page 29 1 Pause button A (chest) 8 Pause button B (back) This button functions in the same This button functions in the same way as 8 pause button on page 25. way as 1 pause button A. Additional functions may be added to 2 Operation status indicator A this button in the future.
  • Page 30: Removing And Attaching Aibo's Extremities

    Removing and attaching AIBO’s extremities You need to remove AIBO’s legs, head, and tail to set the clock or volume level of the musical tone, and to insert a PC card (not supplied). You can also replace each part of AIBO’s body with new parts which may be available in near future to give AIBO a different appearance.
  • Page 31 Grasp AIBO securely by the body, turn it upside down, and then open the stomach cover. Notes • Lift AIBO by the body, and not by its extremities. • Do not touch the charging terminal with your hand. Doing so may soil the terminal and cause poor contact.
  • Page 32: Attaching Aibo's Extremities

    While pressing the release hole, remove the part. Attaching AIBO’s extremities Grasp AIBO by the body, and attach the part until it clicks into place.
  • Page 33: Replacing The Battery Pack

    Replacing the battery pack It is usual to connect the AC adapter to AIBO to charge the battery pack while it is still inserted. You can also change the battery pack in AIBO with another pack that has been charged on the optional Energy Station. Press the pause button and wait until the chest light turns off.
  • Page 34 Grasp AIBO securely by the body, turn it upside down, and then open the stomach cover. Notes • Lift AIBO by the body, and not by its extremities. • Do not touch the charging terminal with your hand. Doing so may soil the terminal and cause poor contact.
  • Page 35 Insert the charged battery pack in the direction of the arrow until the pack clicks into place, then close the stomach cover. Press on the center of the battery pack. Place AIBO on the floor as shown below. Note Be sure to place AIBO on the floor as shown above. This will prevent AIBO from moving unexpectedly and being damaged when you press and release the pause button to start AIBO.
  • Page 36: Inserting Or Removing A "memory Stick

    Inserting or removing a “Memory Stick” Be sure to insert or remove the “Memory Stick” only after pressing the pause button on AIBO’s chest to make AIBO pause. Inserting a “Memory Stick” Grasp AIBO by the body, turn it upside down, and then open its stomach cover.
  • Page 37: Removing The "memory Stick

    Insert the “Memory Stick,” and close the stomach cover. Making sure that the mark faces downward, insert the “Memory Stick” into the “Memory Stick” insertion slot until it clicks into place. Removing the “Memory Stick” Before removing the “Memory Stick” from AIBO, press the pause button to make AIBO pause, then check that the battery pack lock indicator appears white.
  • Page 38 Notes • To prevent damaging AIBO, do not remove the “Memory Stick” while the battery pack lock indicator appears red. • If you set the safety switch in the “Memory Stick” to LOCK, AIBO will not be able to save data to the “Memory Stick.”...
  • Page 39: Inserting The Optional Wireless Pc Card

    Inserting the optional wireless PC card Be sure to insert the PC card only after pressing the pause button on AIBO’s chest to make it pause. For details on inserting an optional LAN card, refer to the operating instructions supplied with ERA-201D1 AIBO Wireless LAN Card.
  • Page 40 Push the PC card firmly into the slot as illustrated. Replace the left-front and left-hind hind legs.
  • Page 41: Making Various Settings

    Making various settings After removing AIBO’s extremities, you can set the following items using the display panel on the core unit. The display panel is normally blank. When you press the MODE button, one of the following items appears for about 30 seconds. To set the item, press the MODE button again while the item is displayed.
  • Page 42 Press the MODE button repeatedly to display the time zone indication. Press down the MODE button to select the time zone. The time zone indication starts to flash. Press the + button repeatedly to set the time zone. Then press the MODE button.
  • Page 43: Setting The Clock

    Setting the clock The time is displayed in a 24-hour clock. Press the MODE button repeatedly to display the time indication. Press down the MODE button to set the clock. The hour indication starts to flash. Press the + button repeatedly to set the hour. Then press the MODE button.
  • Page 44: Setting The Date

    Press the + button repeatedly to set the minute. Then press the MODE button. The setting is entered and the time indication returns. Setting the date Press the MODE button repeatedly to display the date indication. Press down the MODE button to set the date. The year indication starts to flash.
  • Page 45 Press the + button repeatedly to set the year. Then press the MODE button. The month indication starts to flash. Press the + button repeatedly to set the month. Then press the MODE button. The day indication starts to flash. Press the + button repeatedly to set the day.
  • Page 46: Setting The Volume Level Of The Musical Tone

    Setting the volume level of the musical tone The volume of the musical tones that AIBO emits can be adjusted in four levels. If you select “0,” AIBO’s musical tone is muted. Press the MODE button repeatedly to display the volume level indication.
  • Page 47: Checking The Battery Pack Level

    Checking the battery pack level Do the following procedure to check the remaining power of the battery pack inserted in AIBO. Press the MODE button repeatedly to display the battery level indication. The battery level is displayed in one of the following four indications: “BAT ”...
  • Page 48: Time Zone Table

    Time zone table Use this table to enter the time zone.
  • Page 51: Additional Information

    Additional information This chapter provides notes on usage, a troubleshooting guide, and other information concerning AIBO.
  • Page 52: Notes On Use

    Notes on use To prevent AIBO and its accessories from being damaged, observe the following precautions. On handling AIBO • Do not use AIBO in places subject to vibrations, on an incline, or at a place where it might drop. •...
  • Page 53: Moisture Condensation

    • The AIBO-ware applications designed for ERS-110/111 cannot be used with ERS-210. • ERS-210 is not operable with a “Memory Stick” which does not conform to OPEN-R ver. 1.1. Moisture condensation If AIBO is brought directly from a cold place to a warm place, moisture may condense on AIBO’s inside or outside surface, causing damage.
  • Page 54: On Handling The Ac Adapter

    On handling the AC adapter • Be sure to use only the supplied AC adapter to charge AIBO’s battery pack. Using any other adapter may cause damage to AIBO. • Do not connect the AC adapter to electronic transformers designed for use by travelers, as this may cause AIBO to heat up or become damaged.
  • Page 55: Troubleshooting

    Troubleshooting If you experience any of the following difficulties, use this troubleshooting guide to help you remedy the problem. Should any problem persist, contact the AIBO Customer Link (page 5). Symptom Cause/Remedy AIBO does not react to The battery pack is not inserted. release of the pause button.
  • Page 56 Symptom Cause/Remedy AIBO continues to emit a The insertion of a “Memory Stick” without any sad melody and does not AIBO-ware. move when the pause The insertion of a “Memory Stick” that is not button is released. intended for AIBO. The battery pack is locked The AIBO-ware is operating.
  • Page 57 Symptom Cause/Remedy After picking AIBO up, it AIBO stops moving whenever it is picked up stops moving. from the floor. c Check that the mode indicator is flashing, place AIBO on the floor, and then keep pressing on its head for several seconds. The mode indicator is AIBO stops moving whenever it is picked up flashing and AIBO emits...
  • Page 58 Symptom Cause/Remedy The chest light does not There may be a problem with the internal application. turn off when you press the pause button to make c Remove the battery pack (page 33). When the AIBO pause. battery pack is locked, insert a pointing object into the battery pack unlock hole to remove it (4 on page 27).
  • Page 59: Limited Warranty

    SONY ELECTRONICS INC. (“SONY”) warrants this Product and its accessories against defects in material or workmanship as follows: 1. PRODUCTS: For a period of one (1) year from the date of purchase, SONY will, at its option, either repair or replace the defective parts and/or the Product (i.e., AIBO) with new or rebuilt replacements.
  • Page 60 This warranty does not apply when the malfunction results from use of the Product in conjunction with accessories, products or ancillary or peripheral equipment not manufactured by SONY, and where it is determined by SONY that there is no fault with the Product itself.
  • Page 61 REPAIR OR REPLACEMENT AS PROVIDED UNDER THIS WARRANTY IS THE EXCLUSIVE REMEDY OF THE CONSUMER. SONY SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES FOR BREACH OF ANY EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED WARRANTY ON THIS PRODUCT. EXCEPT TO THE EXTENT PROHIBITED BY APPLICABLE LAW, ANY IMPLIED WARRANTY...
  • Page 62: Service Procedure

    Service procedure 1. Contact the AIBO Customer Link. Its E-mail address is aibosupport@info.sel.sony.com and its toll free number is 1-800-427-2988. 2. If the AIBO Customer Link determines that your unit needs repair, follow the procedure described below. a. The AIBO Customer Link will give you the event number, which is valid for ten days.
  • Page 63: Specifications

    Internal sensors Specifications Thermometric sensor Infrared distance sensor AIBO Acceleration sensor Pressure sensor (on the head), 64-bit RISC processor with switches on the chin, Main memory back, and paws 32MB Vibration sensor Supplied application media Power consumption “Memory Stick” for AIBO Approx.
  • Page 64 Operating wet-bulb temperature Storage humidity Less than 29° C (84° F ) 10% to 90% (not condensed), provided that humidity is less Storage temperature than 20% at 60˚C (140˚ F) –20° C to 60° C (–4° F to (hygrometer reading of less 140°...
  • Page 65: Supplied Accessories

    Storage temperature –20°C to 60°C (–4°F to 140°F) (temperature gradient less than 10°C (18°F)/hour) Storage humidity 10% to 90% (not condensed) Storage wet-bulb temperature Less than 35°C (95°F) Dimensions Approx. 80.2 × 58.2 × 21 mm × 2 × (Approx. 3 inches ) (w/h/d) Mass Approx.
  • Page 66 Index Charging terminal ...... 20, 27 Chest light ......16, 25, 30 Color camera ........25 AC adapter ........13, 19 Customer support ......3, 5 Handling ........54 AC adapter conversion plug ..13, 19 AIBO Display panel ........29 Cleaning ........
  • Page 67 “Memory Stick” Sensors Inserting ........36 Back sensor ......... 25 Removing ........37 Chin sensor ......... 25 Mode indicator ........25 Head sensor ........ 25 MODE button ......29, 42-47 Paw sensors ........ 25 Musical tone ........ 17, 46 Setting Clock ..........
  • Page 68 Printed in Japan * 4 6 5 2 0 9 3 1 1...

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