8 of 10
BACKNEXT
Miss: AIBO robots
Sony bred its first robotic dog, Aibo, in 1999, hoping the small pup would enchant consumers excited to interact with artificial intelligence. And at first, it did, selling all 3,000 available units in 20 minutes during its launch on the Web.

For $2,500, owners could experience the joys of owning a pet dog without many of the inconveniences -- such as cleaning up after it -- and teach (or program) their electronic dogs to perform a variety of tricks, like fetching a ball or competing in robotic soccer at the annual international RoboCup. But interest fizzled as more affordable robots entered the market, and ultimately, Sony neutered its Aibo production facilities in 2006.

NEXT: Hit: Blu-ray
Last updated June 25 2009: 9:42 AM ET
Email | Print | Share  |  RSS
 
google my aol my msn my yahoo! netvibes
Paste this link into your favorite RSS desktop reader
See all CNNMoney.com RSS FEEDS (close)
More Galleries
50 years of the Ford Mustang Take a drive down memory lane with our favorite photos of the car through the years. More
8 CEOs who took a pay cut in 2013 Median CEO pay inched up 9% in 2013 to $13.9 million. But not everyone got a bump last year. Here are eight CEOs who missed out. More
10 best convertibles now that spring has sprung It's finally time to put the top down. Here are our 10 favorite rides for the warmer months to come. More
Market indexes are shown in real time, except for the DJIA, which is delayed by two minutes. All times are ET. Disclaimer LIBOR Warning: Neither BBA Enterprises Limited, nor the BBA LIBOR Contributor Banks, nor Reuters, can be held liable for any irregularity or inaccuracy of BBA LIBOR. Disclaimer. Morningstar: © 2014 Morningstar, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Disclaimer The Dow Jones IndexesSM are proprietary to and distributed by Dow Jones & Company, Inc. and have been licensed for use. All content of the Dow Jones IndexesSM © 2014 is proprietary to Dow Jones & Company, Inc. Chicago Mercantile Association. The market data is the property of Chicago Mercantile Exchange Inc. and its licensors. All rights reserved. FactSet Research Systems Inc. 2014. All rights reserved. Most stock quote data provided by BATS.