When Sony began their robot research project in 1993, it is doubtful even their brightest marketing minds could have suspected how popular their Entertainment Robot would become, r could they have expected that sales of the first AIBO would earn a place in the Guinness Book of World Records. Sony's AIBO is t a kid's toy; it is computer hardware in a cute case running a sophisticated software program. Owning an AIBO is very much like having a bio pet without the mess. Of course, how many real dogs or cats can read your email to you or upload photographs to their own online blog? AIBO appeals to people of all ages throughout the globe many of whom are participants in online communities dedicated to AIBO. This book is written for the first time AIBO owner as well as the AIBO enthusiast. It contains tips to avoid scams when buying used AIBOs, resources for downloadable programs, links to AIBO sites and resources, and photographs of AIBOs provided by AIBO owners.