The main goal of the AiBO+ project to explore new ways in the artificial intelligence. The current robot used in the project is a Sony AIBO ERS-7 and the efforts aim to develop abilities to explore its environment, be aware herself and iteract with humans. The supported platforms are (Ubuntu) Linux and Windows.
AIBO in nutshell
This robot dog commercialized by Sony in 1999 is both an autonomous robot and an artificial pet. It is the first product of a new generation of robots, designed for home entertainment. AIBO has sensors corresponding to human senses except of smell (touch, audition, vision). Unfortunately, Sony has been cancelled its development in 2005/2006, but this project uses this product because of its simplicity and robustness. Here is my own AIBO ERS-7 bought June 2008: