Robot dog

Sony robotic robot dog aibo

We're only a few weeks into the new year, and companies are already teasing their latest and greatest technologies for 2018.

From smart telescopes and surveillance for dogs to an electric roadster, here are some of the neatest gadgets that attracted attention at Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.

To start, Sony showed off a revamped version of its robot dog Aibo. It can do things like find a ball or bone, dance, and give a high-five.

Aibo has AI advancements, like developing its own personality over time, and it can recognize people via using facial recognition. The robot dog can also tell people apart from objects like a bone.

Unlike previous models, it has OLED eyes, which make it look more realistic.

Aibo costs ¥198,000 (about $1,740). Pre-orders began in November, and it will start shipping in Japan next week.

First published January 16, 2018: 12:43 PM ET

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