Dasa Robot’s Genibo will soon be available in France for 2000 Euros ($2700 USD) courtesy of Robopolis and Fnac (one of the largest electronics retailers in the country). Etnews is reporting that the robotic pooch will be offered not just as an entertainment robot but will include some sort of online gaming component as well, thanks to an agreement with Atari. One can easily imagine some sort of online photo and messaging service for the robot, but as far as gaming is concerned your guess is as good as mine. It had better be something really good to justify the added expense (Genibo is available in North America from Robot Shop for only $1700 USD).
[source: etnews (KR)]