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Inside Sony's mysterious lab, 30 researchers pursue unique projects

CSL team works in chaotic creativity to find new solutions for Japan's future

Sony's Aibo robot dog, whose software was developed by CSL.

TOKYO -- Sony's Computer Science Laboratories, a fiercely independent research lab, is driven by an ethos of creative freedom and uncompromising originality.

At the secretive lab, 30 researchers pursue their own unique research projects that appear to have little to do with the Japanese electronics group's main businesses.

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