The ERS-1000 is going to launch in January in Japan first, then other markets are expected to follow. Initial retail cost will be around 200,000 yen but will come with additional subscription plans to purchase and install abilities and skills.
The new Aibo ERS 1000 will learn from its owners and environment as before and build its own unique personality. Sony promises this to be more like a real dog then ever before and will incorporate fish eye lens cameras, wifi connectivity as well as location and mapping software.
Watch this space!