Sony gave us the cute little AIBO; now HPI are giving us the Hound of the Baskervilles style G-Dog. The 37.5cm tall robot canine is powered by nine servos and a 7.2V rechargeable nickel metal hydride battery, and can walk, crawl, sit up and beg, and roll over onto its side.
Video demo of the G-Dog after the cut
Thankfully control is via a Playstation-style joypad, so there’s little chance of the G-Dog going crazy and tearing out the throats of passers-by. Well, that and the fact that it weighs 570g, so you could probably throw it away quite easily.
Although the G-Dog has been on show for some time now, HPI have apparently only got around to selling it this month. No word on pricing or whether it will be available outside of Japan.