Robot's The Future

Sony's Toshitada Doi is saying the coming decade will be the decade of the robot. Doi is the creator of the robot dog Aibo and he thinks now that we have had the introduction of the PC and the Internet, we will see more of these robot pets.

"Ten years from now, I believe most households will keep two or three personal robots and their performance will increase 100 times. My expectation is that these robots will be able to talk naturally with humans, say about the latest gossip."

Would you prefer a robot pet to the real deal? Doi is sure the Japanese people do, Americans and Europeans might be another story though.