Robots dogs that are no longer supported by Sony, which made them, are being laid to rest in funerals in Japan.
The dog, known as Aibo, was released in 1999 with the promise of being able to learn and express itself, so that it would develop a personality. And while they were popular for some time, Sony discontinued the dogs in 2006, and stopped repairing them in July 2014.
Some businesses have been set up to repair the dogs, and are keeping them alive. But with a shortage of spare parts, some of the dogs are dying entirely and so are holding funerals to say goodbye to them.