Sony ERS-111 User Manual

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 1999 by Sony Corporation
Operation Manual
Entertainment
Robot
ERS-111
4-645-302-11(1)

Summary of Contents of user manual for Sony ERS-111

  • Page 1 4-645-302-11(1) Entertainment Robot ERS-111 Operation Manual C 1999 by Sony Corporation
  • Page 2Entertainment Robot “AIBO” ERS-111 Operation Manual
  • Page 3“OPEN-R” is the standard interface for the entertainment robot system that Sony is actively promoting. This interface expands the capability...
  • Page 4“AIBO” is the name given to the Sony entertainment robot. Developed to encourage human and robot interaction, AIBO creates and...
  • Page 5 Safety Information Owner's Record The model number and serial number are located on the bottom of the station. Record...
  • Page 6Regulatory Information This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device,...
  • Page 7 How to use this instruction manual Thank you for purchasing “AIBO” ERS-111. This manual will assist you in building...
  • Page 8Additional information To charge AIBO See “Charging the battery pack” on page 74. To search for information See “List of...
  • Page 9 Table of Contents Chapter 1 Meet AIBO Introduction to “AIBO” ERS-111............................................................ 12 What is an autonomous robot? ....................................................... 12...
  • Page 10 Chapter 3 AIBO’s four modes — How to interact with AIBO AIBO’s motion modes ............................................................................ 44 About each motion mode...
  • Page 11 Chapter 6 Charging and adjustments Charging the battery pack and adjusting the volume ....................... 74 Charging the battery pack...
  • Page 12: Chapter 1 Meet AIBOMeet AIBO This chapter introduces you to the entertainment robot “AIBO” ERS-111 and its supplied accessories.
  • Page 13: What is an autonomous robot? Introduction to “AIBO” ERS-111 “AIBO” ERS-111 is Sony’s robot designed as a new kind of entertainment—home entertainment. Utilizing advanced...
  • Page 14: Features of AIBO Introduction to ERS-111 “AIBO” Features of AIBO To realize AIBO’s greatest feature, the autonomous behavior, AIBO has various functions...
  • Page 15Introduction to ERS-111 “AIBO” Natural motions A total of 18 motors (which is technically called “18 degrees of freedom”) enables...
  • Page 16 Introduction to ERS-111 “AIBO” A robot in your home There are still endless possibilities for AIBO and you as...
  • Page 17: Sound controller features Capabilities of the sound controller AIBO has perfect pitch and can distinguish musical tones. This feature makes it possible...
  • Page 18 Capabilities of the sound controller • Numeric commands: The entered combination of numbers (command number) is sent as a...
  • Page 19: Supplied accessories Unpacking Check to make sure that you have the following items: AIBO Entertainment Robot “AIBO” ERS-111 Supplied accessories Station...
  • Page 20 Unpacking Sound controller AIBO power supply: ERA-110B lithium ion You can control AIBO by sending commands (musical battery pack...
  • Page 21: AIBO Index to parts and controls AIBO Refer to the pages indicated in parentheses ( ) for relating information. 1...
  • Page 22 Index to parts and controls 1 Touch sensor (52) Allows AIBO to develop tactile relations when a person taps...
  • Page 23Index to parts and controls Rear of AIBO 1 “Memory Stick” slot 2 “Memory Stick” access light 3 Battery slot...
  • Page 24: Station Index to parts and controls Station Refer to the pages indicated in parentheses ( ) for relating information. 5...
  • Page 25: Sound controllerIndex to parts and controls Sound controller Refer to the pages indicated in parentheses ( ) for relating information. Face...
  • Page 26 Index to parts and controls 4 VOL button Press this button to adjust the volume of the sound controller....
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  • Page 28: Chapter 2 Getting startedGetting started This chapter introduces you to the basic features of AIBO—The autonomous mode and the remote-control mode by using...
  • Page 29: Preparing AIBO Preparation First of all, get AIBO ready to move. Preparing AIBO Insert the “Memory Stick” and install the battery...
  • Page 30 Preparation 3 Insert the supplied “Memory Stick” arrow-wise with the label side up. Arrow Insert so that only the...
  • Page 31: Preparing the stationPreparation Preparing the station The station should always be connected to the wall outlet with the AC adapter. 1 Connect...
  • Page 32: Preparign the sound controller Preparation Preparing the sound controller Insert Alkaline batteries into the sound controller. 1 Open the battery cover. 2 Insert...
  • Page 33: Enjoying AIBO's autonomous activity Playing for the first time First, enjoy watching AIBO moving freely. Then make it pose by using the sound...
  • Page 34 Playing for the first time An autonomous robot is capable of moving about on its own without human action....
  • Page 35: PerformingPlaying for the first time Performing You can ask AIBO for a particular performance by using the sound controller. Be...
  • Page 36 Playing for the first time 3 Press the buttons in order, as shown below. AIBO will follow the instructions...
  • Page 37Playing for the first time To pause AIBO immediately Press the pause button on the chest. To reactivate AIBO, place...
  • Page 38: Placing AIBO on the stationAfter playing AIBO lives most of its life on the station, and also charges its battery there. After playing with...
  • Page 39After playing 3 Make sure the sound controller is turned on. When the power is on, all the controller lights...
  • Page 40 After playing Note When you place AIBO on the station after it has run out of power and shown...
  • Page 41: When you are going out / going to sleep When not playing with AIBO This section describes what you should do when you will not be playing with...
  • Page 42 When not playing with AIBO To wake the sleeping AIBO When AIBO is on the station, pick it up...
  • Page 43: When going out for longWhen not playing with AIBO When going out for long When you are going out for a long time, stop...
  • Page 44: Chapter 3 AIBO's four modes – How to interact with AIBOAIBO’s four modes — How to interact with AIBO This chapter describes AIBO’s four different modes of activity.
  • Page 45: About each motion mode AIBO’s motion modes The motion mode means AIBO’s state of activity. The AIBO in motion is usually in the...
  • Page 46 AIBO’s motion modes Game mode (type of remote-control mode) You can control AIBO to move forward, To change AIBO...
  • Page 47: The different modesAIBO’s motion modes The different modes By changing the mode, you can move your free-willed AIBO as you wish. You...
  • Page 48: Correlation of motion modes AIBO’s motion modes Correlation of motion modes You can change the motion mode by sending commands or shaking AIBO....
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  • Page 50: Chapter 4 Living with AIBO – AIBO, an independent roommateLiving with AIBO — AIBO, an independent roommate Communication is the key to having a fulfilling partnership with AIBO. This...
  • Page 51: Engaging the autonomous mode AIBO’s autonomous activities AIBO, an autonomous robot, was created to have emotions, instincts, learning ability and the capacity to...
  • Page 52 AIBO’s autonomous activities Changing the sleeping AIBO to autonomous mode Gently shake AIBO awake. If AIBO is sleeping on...
  • Page 53: Communicating via objects (the ball)AIBO’s autonomous activities Communicating via touch sensor The touch sensor on its head reacts to three kinds of human touch:...
  • Page 54 AIBO’s autonomous activities When AIBO cannot get up from a fall AIBO tries to get up by itself when...
  • Page 55: Emoions A psychological peek into your robot The key to better human-robot communication and better understanding of AIBO’s behavior is...
  • Page 56: Instincts A psychological peek into your robot Instincts AIBO has four key instincts which strongly contribute to motives of its...
  • Page 57: GrowthA psychological peek into your robot Education AIBO’s education is closely linked to building its personality, character and intelligence. Like...
  • Page 58: Body language A psychological peek into your robot Body language 18 degrees of freedom (a total of 18 joints) make AIBO’s...
  • Page 59A psychological peek into your robot AIBO can also show its will to us by using different combinations of body...
  • Page 60: Other robotic expressions A psychological peek into your robot Other robotic expressions Although body language is the most direct way for AIBO...
  • Page 61: Naps and bedtimeA psychological peek into your robot Naps and bedtime AIBO sometimes takes a nap for 5 minutes when not communicating...
  • Page 62: Chapter 5 Playing with remote-controlled AIBOPlaying with remote- controlled AIBO This chapter describes how to control AIBO with commands. When AIBO is set to the...
  • Page 63: Setting AIBO to the performance mode Enjoying AIBO’s performance In the performance mode, AIBO shows you various performances. You can ask for a particular performance...
  • Page 64: Changing the movement style Enjoying AIBO’s performance Changing the movement style AIBO has several preset styles of movement. For example, it can move...
  • Page 65: Asking AIBO for a particular performanceEnjoying AIBO’s performance Asking AIBO for a particular performance You can ask for pre-programmed performances by sending commands to AIBO....
  • Page 66 Enjoying AIBO’s performance To end AIBO’s performance Change AIBO’s motion mode by sending commands. To pause AIBO immediately Press...
  • Page 67: Operating AIBO in the game mode Playing games In the game mode, you can control AIBO with commands, and AIBO will do the performance exclusive...
  • Page 68 Playing games 3 Send commands to AIBO by pressing the command buttons (listed below). Printed symbol Command button Movements...
  • Page 69Playing games To pause AIBO immediately Press the pause button on the chest. To reactivate AIBO, place it on the...
  • Page 70: Controlling two AIBOs Playing games Controlling two AIBOs When controlling two AIBOs at the same time as in a soccer game, the...
  • Page 71Playing games 3 For each command type, press the GAME button and set each AIBO to the game mode. The...
  • Page 72: SoccerPlaying games with AIBO You can enjoy various games with AIBO in the game mode. Below are some examples. Soccer...
  • Page 73: StickPlaying games with AIBO Labyrinth Help AIBO escape a maze. Prepare a labyrinth by placing books, blocks, or video-tapes on...
  • Page 74: Chapter 6 Charging and adjustmentsCharging and adjustments This chapter describes how to charge the battery pack and how to adjust the volume of the...
  • Page 75: Charging the battery pack Charging the battery pack and adjusting the volume The battery pack will be automatically charged when AIBO (active or...
  • Page 76 Charging the battery pack and adjusting the volume 2 Insert the extra battery pack into the station arrow-wise. Be...
  • Page 77: Replacing the battery packCharging the battery pack and adjusting the volume Replacing the battery pack AIBO is usually charged on the station with...
  • Page 78 Charging the battery pack and adjusting the volume 3 Unlock and remove the battery pack. Be sure that the...
  • Page 79Charging the battery pack and adjusting the volume 6 Press and release the pause button. Pause is canceled, and AIBO...
  • Page 80: Adjusting the volume Charging the battery pack and adjusting the volume Adjusting the volume There are three volume levels for the musical...
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  • Page 82: Chapter 7 Additional informationAdditional information
  • Page 83: Notes on use Notes on use To prevent AIBO and its accessories from being damaged, observe the following. On handling AIBO •...
  • Page 84 Notes on use On handling the station • When AIBO is on the station, do not place anything that...
  • Page 85Notes on use On handling the AC adapter • Be sure to use the supplied AC adapter. Using any other...
  • Page 86 Notes on use On handling the dry batteries for the sound controller To avoid possible damage from battery leakage...
  • Page 87: AIBO Troubleshooting If you experience any of the following difficulties, use this troubleshooting guide to help you remedy the problem....
  • Page 88: Autonomous mode Troubleshooting Symptom Remedy The eye lights rapidly flash Internal heat may have built up. alternately in two colors. c...
  • Page 89: Performance modeTroubleshooting Autonomous mode (continued) Symptom Remedy AIBO does not chase the Sometimes AIBO does not feel like chasing the ball....
  • Page 90: Game mode Troubleshooting Symptom Remedy AIBO moves without giving AIBO shows performances by tapping the touch sensor or waving any commands....
  • Page 91: Sound controllerTroubleshooting Station Symptom Remedy The POWER indicator does The connection between the station, the AC adapter and the wall not...
  • Page 92: Numeric commands and single sound commandsList of commands The sound controller can be operated in three ways. The sound controller has three types of operating...
  • Page 93List of commands Motion modes in general To For the numeric For the single sound commands, press commands, press Set...
  • Page 94 List of commands Game mode (See page 67) To For the numeric For the single sound commands, press commands,...
  • Page 95: Game commandsList of commands Game commands How to use the button Example: “Move forward.” 2 Game mode (See page 67) To...
  • Page 96: Lights on AIBOList of lights/indicators Lights on AIBO Eye lights The eye lights indicate AIBO’s current mood and command type. Color Lights...
  • Page 97List of lights/indicators Chest light The chest light indicates AIBO’s states of activity. It also indicates AIBO’s internal trouble together...
  • Page 98: Indicators on the station List of lights/indicators Indicators on the station You can check the power of the station and the charging status...
  • Page 99: Lights on the sound controllerList of lights/indicators Lights on the sound controller ON GAME VOL C Four lights light up in two colors and...
  • Page 100: Limited warrantyLimited warranty SONY ELECTRONICS INC. (“SONY”) warrants this Product and its accessories against defects in material or workmanship as follows:...
  • Page 101Limited warranty Proof of purchase in the form of a bill of sale or receipted invoice which is evidence that...
  • Page 102: Service procedureService procedure 1. Contact the AIBO Customer Link. Its E-mail address is support@aibosony.com and its toll free number is 1-800-427-2988....
  • Page 103: Specifications Specifications AIBO Station Movable parts Four legs Operating temperature Each leg: 3 degrees of freedom 41° F to 95°...
  • Page 104 Specification AC adapter Supplied accessories Input 120 V AC, 50/60 Hz Station (1) Power consumption 65 W Sound controller...
  • Page 105: Index Index A E P AC adapter ................................... 84 Education ...................................... 56 Pause .............................................. 36 Adjusting volume Emotion ......................................... 54...
  • Page 106Entertainment Robot Printed in Japan