Sony is developing a robot dog with smart home capabilities and plans to unveil the new technology next month.
This device is meant to be the spiritual successor of the AIBO series of the robot dogs Sony released in the late 90's - with a few improvements, of course!
The new dog is said to feature improved movement and internet connectivity that will allow it to control your household appliances. This means that your pup can control your lights, washing machine and even thermostats.
The device can even learn new tricks and respond to your commands like a real pet dog.
Comments made by Sony chief executive Kazuo Hirai last year suggest the company also wants it to be “capable of forming an emotional bond with customers, and able to grow to inspire love and affection”, the Wall Street Journal adds.
Set to go on sale in the spring of 2018, it will be unveiled at a launch event next month.