The pooch can walk around (top speed: three steps per second), sit up, and wag its tail. The app shows a variety of cartoon faces on the touch screen, or whatever face you want to give it.
Available this month in white or black for about $100 in Japan, Smartpet recognizes voice and gesture commands, and responds when you touch its face. It has more than 100 reactions to user stimuli. The app lets you interact with the dog. You can give it virtual food and play virtual games. Meanwhile, its personality develops.
While it's a far cry from Sony's Aibo in terms of features, the little robot is one of the several robot dogs at the show and one of the more innovative toys. Who is up? Anyone? Anyone? Just me then... *sigh*