Point 5 Interdisciplinary Research Laboratory
UW Sony Legged Robot Project
Department of Electrical Engineering, AIBO Experiences - AIBO Home Visit Reports
Official AIBO website - US
AIBO ERS 210
Official AIBO club
Resource for AIBO owners
Technical information on AIBO
Note: Also has information on other interactive toys.
AIBO world II website
Other interactive toys
Official furby website
The official i-Cybie site
Note: There is a forum on this site.
Manley Toy Quest's Official Tekno the Robotic Pets Site
Trendmasters, the manufacturer of Big Scratch and Lil' Scratch
Fisher-Price's Official Rocket the Wonder Dog Site
iRobot's My Real Baby
The fabulous furby and poo-chi fan site
Note: this has a lot of information in the fan stories link.
Adult Lovers of Furby
Note: Is a message board.
Furby Island's Chat Area and Message Board
Note: Has a message board and read the grave sites where people bury their dead pets
Virtual Pet Links
Note: Has lots of links to other interactive toy sites but links may be broken
Aibo Project: Studying the Negotiation of Artificial Intelligence in Robotic Pets
University of Sussex: Research project to involve children in development of interactive digital toys
Note: Ongoing research between eight UK Universities, not much information, just a press release
Research in Use and Benefits of Virtual Pets
Note: Links to articles that we may find useful
Critical Thought about Tamagotchi
Technology Review: Things That Matter: Wired Kingdom
Wired News Aibo Story
NY Times: AIBO article
High-Tech Toys Research: The Definitive Market Study on High-Tech Toys
Note: Not really related and the entire paper costs $295.
Interactive Barney: Good or Evil
MIT Tech Talk: Media Lab researches tackle toys of today and tomorrow
Soap Suds: Smart Toys