The X-Cybie robot dog is supposed to start shipping this week on May 4th from Amazon.com.
The X-Cybie from Outrageous International is a follow-up model to the I-Cybie robot dog.
The X-Cybie is supposed to have a fur coating in contrast to the I-Cybie. At least that is the word on the I-Cybie forum. There are no photos yet of the X-Cybie available. I gave my best to paint fur - I know I am bad at painting fur.
The cryptic description of the X-Cybie on Amazon.com reads: "X-Cybie Robotic Dog features artificial intelligence and advanced voice recognition. Touch sensors, full robotic motion, life-like animation and responsiveness. Detects walls obstacles edges, movement, sounds, changes in ambient light, and when being petted and stroked. 4lbs; 1400 parts; 90 feet of internal wire; 16 motors."In the post Aibo age, any new robot dog is wellcome.
The X-Cybie sells for $149.99 on Amazon.com. You get a free toy worth max. $19.99 with this coupon TYRTUFREETOY.
Eric a member of i-cybie.net and the owner of aboutbots ask me to mention a Online Petition To Get Hasbro To Release The Source Code To Make i-Cybie Open Source.