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Sony Patents Interactive PlayStation Doll For PS3, PSP

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?

Tags: sony, playstation, playstation doll

7/26/2011 8:42:30 PM Ben Dutka

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Comments (34 posts)

Excelsior1
Tuesday, July 26, 2011 @ 9:16:15 PM
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um, i don't recall the ms actimate. maybe it was for milo kinect game.

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Alienange
Tuesday, July 26, 2011 @ 9:34:15 PM
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Ooooh it's for children... never mind then.

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playaplus
Tuesday, July 26, 2011 @ 9:37:25 PM
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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

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Jian2069
Tuesday, July 26, 2011 @ 9:46:32 PM
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These will develop actual intelligence and take over the world!

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Claire C
Tuesday, July 26, 2011 @ 10:04:25 PM

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

:/

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Claire C
Tuesday, July 26, 2011 @ 10:03:22 PM
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First thought: w.. t.. f..!?! Lol =)

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Alienange
Tuesday, July 26, 2011 @ 10:04:54 PM
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Do NOT buy a used one.

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Palpatations911
Tuesday, July 26, 2011 @ 10:29:02 PM
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Robbie the Robot: The Sequel*




* - Indicates sadness

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BikerSaint
Tuesday, July 26, 2011 @ 10:48:46 PM
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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.

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Highlander
Tuesday, July 26, 2011 @ 11:00:23 PM
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So, Baby Alive meets PlayStation eh?

Meh....

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Qubex
Wednesday, July 27, 2011 @ 10:35:58 AM

Count me out... its an abomination...

Q!

"play.experience.enjoy"

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bebestorm
Tuesday, July 26, 2011 @ 11:44:41 PM
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Severe eye roll...Really Sony

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WorldEndsWithMe
Tuesday, July 26, 2011 @ 11:45:38 PM
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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?

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Fane1024
Wednesday, July 27, 2011 @ 11:40:58 PM

LOL x2

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cLoudou
Wednesday, July 27, 2011 @ 12:08:17 AM
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I want ten now.

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

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tes37
Wednesday, July 27, 2011 @ 12:14:54 AM
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If it looks anything like that drawing it will be one ugly *ss doll.

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VampDeLeon
Wednesday, July 27, 2011 @ 12:21:35 AM
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It's the baby from the 2006 PS3 commercial ad.

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Ludicrous_Liam
Wednesday, July 27, 2011 @ 12:36:39 AM
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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.

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Warrior Poet
Wednesday, July 27, 2011 @ 1:17:29 AM
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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.

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Slime
Wednesday, July 27, 2011 @ 1:59:55 AM
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I'm with Alienange on this one ..

Can I go first.

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OverBerg
Wednesday, July 27, 2011 @ 2:07:39 AM
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Creepy...

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___________
Wednesday, July 27, 2011 @ 4:06:04 AM
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what the?
OMFG its finally happened, sony has turned into nintenod!
everyone run for the hills!!!!!!

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Simcoe
Wednesday, July 27, 2011 @ 8:24:20 AM
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Teddy Ruxpin 2.0

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PANICinc
Wednesday, July 27, 2011 @ 2:02:09 PM

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

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RX78Zero
Wednesday, July 27, 2011 @ 9:01:34 AM
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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.

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totozero18
Wednesday, July 27, 2011 @ 11:57:24 AM

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

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PAKINIPS
Wednesday, July 27, 2011 @ 4:49:50 PM

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

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sirbob6
Wednesday, July 27, 2011 @ 11:11:21 AM
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Well, that's as creepy as hell.

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acolyte
Thursday, July 28, 2011 @ 10:56:02 AM
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It begins! Skynet has been activated, these are the prototype terminators.

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IonHawk
Thursday, July 28, 2011 @ 11:04:48 AM
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"a refillable liquid reservoir and a liquid release means" - sounds dirty! :P

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Dfreek31
Thursday, July 28, 2011 @ 2:32:37 PM
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teddy ruxpin of Sony :P

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Gravelight
Thursday, July 28, 2011 @ 3:24:58 PM
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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.

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Roneel
Friday, July 29, 2011 @ 2:26:21 AM
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*shudders* chucky...

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GuernicaReborn
Sunday, July 31, 2011 @ 8:58:34 PM
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Creeeeeeeppppyyyy

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

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