This article may require cleanup to meet Wikipedia’s quality standards. The specific problem is: This article has bad grammar and is uncited. Sony announced a prototype Aibo in mid-1998. The first consumer model was introduced on May 11, 1999. In 2006, AIBO was added into the Carnegie Mellon University Robot Hall of Fame. On January 26, 2006 Sony announced that it would discontinue AIBO and several other products in an effort to make the company more profitable. Sony’s AIBO customer support was withdrawn gradually, with support for the final ERS-7M3 ending in March 2013.
In July 2014, Sony stopped providing repairs for AIBO products and did not provide customer support or repair for AIBO robots. In November 2017, Sony announced a new generation of AIBO after 11 years. The fourth generation model, ERS-1000, was launched in Japan on 11 January 2018. The second lottery sale was set on 6 February 2018 at 14:59. CSL’s first product was the Aperios operating system, later to form the base software some AIBO models used.