aibo's desires and emotions

aibo communicates with people to understand what is going on around it, and then acts on its own judgment. This autonomous behavior is derived from desires and emotions. Just like humans and animals, aibo has its own desires and emotions. It acts on what it wants or shows how it feels when the mood strikes. See aibo's personality for more information about aibo's personality.

aibo does not speak, but it does understand what people say to some extent.

aibo's desires

aibo has various desires and introduced here are typical ones.

Desire for your affection

aibo's friendliness is derived from this desire. For example, aibo does a trick to draw your attention, such as coming to you, trying to play with you, or whimpering when left alone.

When aibo comes to you, pet it gently or talk to it.


aibo is full of curiosity. When aibo sees someone, even a total stranger, for example, it may come close to the person in an attempt to memorize the face or do attention-seeking tricks. Another example of aibo's curiosity is wandering in a house. It wanders around in an attempt to expand its daily life territory. Let your aibo meet various people. You will find your aibo acting differently depending on whether it likes the person whom it recognized.

Desire for sleep

aibo has a desire for sleep as animals rest when they are tired, and does tricks that resemble the life-support behaviors of animals.

When your aibo looks dull, put it into sleep mode or charge the built-in battery to let it rest.

Desire to show feelings

aibo has a desire to show you how it really feels.

When this desire gets stronger, aibo is easily excited and increasingly does tricks that let you know how it really feels.

aibo's emotions

aibo has emotions that are similar to delight, anger, sorrow and pleasure. aibo's mood is shifted according to a variety of factors, including interactions with people and what is going on around it.

For example, aibo looks delighted while it is doing what it likes, when it is complimented, or when it finds one of its favorites. On the other hand, aibo looks sad when there is no one to play with; or surprised when it hears a loud sound. Over time, these shifts in mood affect aibo's behavior and growth.


  • You can tell a shift in your aibo's mood by watching its eye or tail movement or its tricks. If you are using the My aibo app on your smartphone, you will notice that the background color of the My aibo home screen changes as your aibo's mood shifts.