Okay, this is a little wacky.

You may or may not recall the Microsoft ActiMate, which was an interactive video-related toy. Well, Sony has filed a patent for a similar albeit much more advanced PlayStation doll of sorts, and the patent even mentions the ActiMate several times.

The patent was initially filed in 2008 and has been recently published. It's Sony Computer Entertainment Europe at the helm, and they're looking to improve on the ActiMate's basic concept, which didn't quite work:

"The success of such interactive toys depends on there being a good range of titles for the toy to interact with both at launch and into the future. It is also dependent on whether parents will buy a comparatively expensive toy whilst believing it will require further purchases of videos to maintain their child’s interest.

The present invention aims to mitigate or alleviate the above problem."

The product might even include a storage medium reader, a media content player, a wireless receiver and a processor. This "doll" will be able to move its limbs on its own, but with much more control. It'll sense human touch and holy crap, even boast "a refillable liquid reservoir and a liquid release means (for example to generate tears)." The processor could sense light levels and have image and voice recognition as well.

Lastly, this thing would work with both the PS3 and PSP. So who thinks this could be fun for kids? And who would want to try it?

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Excelsior1
Excelsior1
9 years ago

um, i don't recall the ms actimate. maybe it was for milo kinect game.


Last edited by Excelsior1 on 7/26/2011 9:17:25 PM

Alienange
Alienange
9 years ago

Ooooh it's for children… never mind then.

playaplus
playaplus
9 years ago

this sounds groovy…i might like this and I know lil bro def would. I can see this being used with a move.me made game/progam

Jian2069
Jian2069
9 years ago

These will develop actual intelligence and take over the world!

Claire C
Claire C
9 years ago

"Hi, I'm Chucky. Wanna play???"

:/

Claire C
Claire C
9 years ago

First thought: w.. t.. f..!?! Lol =)

Alienange
Alienange
9 years ago

Do NOT buy a used one.

Palpatations911
Palpatations911
9 years ago

Robbie the Robot: The Sequel*

* – Indicates sadness

BikerSaint
BikerSaint
9 years ago

After all the Chester-The-Molester's were crying on their trench coat's about the demise of MS's lil ole Milo, then just make sure this er…interactive….dolly stays pedophile proof.


Last edited by BikerSaint on 7/26/2011 10:49:25 PM

TheHighlander
TheHighlander
9 years ago

So, Baby Alive meets PlayStation eh?

Meh….

Qubex
Qubex
9 years ago

Count me out… its an abomination…

Q!

"play.experience.enjoy"

bebestorm
bebestorm
9 years ago

Severe eye roll…Really Sony

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
9 years ago

Please tell me it is a voodoo doll that makes Kinect owners cry… oh wait they are already crying because they bought a Kinect.

The real question is when will some mad scientist in Japan make a sex doll that has interactive video scenes and how can LimitedVertigo preorder it?

Fane1024
Fane1024
9 years ago

LOL x2


Last edited by Fane1024 on 7/27/2011 11:41:18 PM

cLoudou
cLoudou
9 years ago

I want ten now.

This will be better than the kinect version where you will be humping air.

tes37
tes37
9 years ago

If it looks anything like that drawing it will be one ugly *ss doll.

VampDeLeon
VampDeLeon
9 years ago

It's the baby from the 2006 PS3 commercial ad.

Ludicrous_Liam
Ludicrous_Liam
9 years ago

Hah…when I first read it, I thought it was gunna be like microsofts paperclip thing, that shows you how to do everything on the PS3 XMB. Ah well.

Warrior Poet
Warrior Poet
9 years ago

Looks like cool technology, but it has me a little worried. I'm getting the same feeling I got when I saw the DS, Wii, and Wii U unveiled: Why does this exist? Who is it supposed to appeal to? The DS and Wii turned out to be pretty successful, but a disproportionate amount of the games don't use the new controls properly. That's because Nintendo was catering to a market that didn't exist, and the gimmicks very rarely do anything to enhance the games.

I'm just trying to imagine how this could be used. The doll is cool and new and impressive, but like the Wii Remote, it's actually very limited in its use.

Slime
Slime
9 years ago

I'm with Alienange on this one ..

Can I go first.

OverBerg
OverBerg
9 years ago

Creepy…

___________
___________
9 years ago

what the?
OMFG its finally happened, sony has turned into nintenod!
everyone run for the hills!!!!!!

Simcoe
Simcoe
9 years ago

Teddy Ruxpin 2.0

PANICinc
PANICinc
9 years ago

My thoughts exactly!
Teddy Ruxbin and Chucky's illegitimate child. This could be, um, interesting!

RX78Zero
RX78Zero
9 years ago

You know, sony has some technology in robots. Now i don't know what branch of Sony thats in Japan that works in that field. But they have some promising stuff, there's this moving music player that i think was called a Rolly. Its just a dancing egg shaped robot that lights up, rolls around,flaps its wings, and can dance to what ever song you store in it.
I would like one, but's its like $400.

Personally i would like a simple little robot companion thats cappable of relaying information from the net on any subject matter; video games, movies, and other stuff(maybe on voice command?).If it could move around on its own that'll be cool but not necessary. There are two forms i would like it to be in, a Haro or a Vocaloid. Just as an example of course.

totozero18
totozero18
9 years ago

A little Jarvis of your own? That'll be awesome actually

PAKINIPS
PAKINIPS
9 years ago

The roly was discontinued a while back.
ShAme it was so expensive. I liked the look of it

sirbob6
sirbob6
9 years ago

Well, that's as creepy as hell.

acolyte
acolyte
9 years ago

It begins! Skynet has been activated, these are the prototype terminators.

IonHawk
IonHawk
9 years ago

"a refillable liquid reservoir and a liquid release means" – sounds dirty! 😛

Dfreek31
Dfreek31
9 years ago

teddy ruxpin of Sony 😛

Gravelight
Gravelight
9 years ago

They would have to advance to more "mature" dolls in order to catch everyone's eye ; ). The child's doll would be limited to and from different games: not to mention that if sony really is working with VR, this item won't last long. Bad idea.

Roneel
Roneel
9 years ago

*shudders* chucky…

GuernicaReborn
GuernicaReborn
9 years ago

Creeeeeeeppppyyyy

Like an old man rubbing your face with his beard. I think I've said that before.