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Sumie Maekawa, 73, holds her AIBO at an AIBO gathering in Tokyo. In 1999, Sony released a series of robotic pets called AIBO or Artificial Intelligence Robot. In 2006, they discontinued the AIBO line and then in 2014, discontinued all reparair services on the AIBO. A small community of AIBO owners still exists and a new repair service has emerged to help keep the AIBOs running.