HPI G-Dog points to next generation of robotic dogs

Outside of medical, military and, yes, sex-bots, the "boy and his dog" relationship will likely be one of the earliest successful human/robot relationships. Pushing us forward into that directrion is HPI's robotic G-Dog. Powered by 7.2 volt nickel hydrogen batteries, equipped with three-axis acceleration sensors and standing at 7.5 inches, the G-Dog comes as a kit for robot enthusiasts rather than as an out-of-the-box toy like the Sony Aibo. Scheduled to go on sale in July, no price for the G-Dog has been announced, but in terms of getting man's best friend with a Robotech edge, it's hard to top this robo-dog.