Entry from US English dictionary
An electronic toy that simulates a real pet and with which human interaction is possible. Also called digipet or virtual pet.
- Loosely speaking, Creatures were cyberpets called Norns who operated in real time, were born with a few basic drives and had to learn from their environment - including how to deal with the baddies, called Grendels.
- The second-generation cyberpet, called ERS - 210, will be available in Japan from November 16 and cost around 150,000 yen - cheaper than the first Aibo which weighed in at $2,300.
- He has motion, devotion, he even has emotion - the new breed of cyberpet will soon be with us and, as far as his creators are concerned, he's only a tooth and claw off the real thing.
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