The following information is true and accurate at the time of publication.
October 1, 2003
Small Biped Entertainment Robot "QRIO" Appointed as Sony
Group's Corporate Ambassador
Sony Corporation has appointed the
small biped entertainment robot "QRIO", formerly known as
SDR (Sony Dream Robot, SDR-4X II), as Sony Group's corporate
ambassador, and QRIO has already started its activities
at several events. QRIO will widely communicate Sony's vision
of dreams, entertainment and technology on various occasions
around the world.
At the same time, QRIO has a role as Sony's technology platform.
By utilizing this robot that is composed of various basic
technologies, Sony will promote a range of technology developments
to realize brand new products.
With its plentiful talents, such as rich performances of
dancing and singing, smooth biped walking and memory-based
dialogues with humans, QRIO is ideal to convey Sony and
its activities to people, since it can embody our most advanced
technologies in pleasant and friendly ways. By showing QRIO
at various scenes and events worldwide, Sony hopes that
people will emotionally connect with QRIO as an expression
of the Sony Group's dreams, entertainment and technology.
QRIO aggregates some of the most advanced technologies that
Sony has ever cultivated, such as electronics, mechatronics,
device technologies (e.g., sensor technologies) and software
technologies. By utilizing an entertainment robot with rich
human communication capabilities as a platform for technological
development, Sony will aim to advance not only in the field
of robotics, including A.I. and IT, but also the field of
electronics and interface technologies.
QRIO Homepage URL:http://www.sony.net/QRIO *this link is no longer active and a revised page does not exist.
*1 QRIO is a prototype (not for sale).