Pleo Robotic Pet

Your cat may soon be replaced by a dinosaur, Yes you heard me, replaced by a robotic dinosaur. The Pleo is a little robot pet that is capable of emotions that allow personal engagement. Forget about Barbie and GI JOE, this is the real thing. It will react to its surroundings and respond to your interaction. Im a sceptic, but check out this video of the pleo in action that proves robotic pets might be possible.

You can track the Pleo’s progress on this blog
This is what the developers say about the little robot:

Can a long-extinct species be resurrected? Ugobe designers and engineers studied the long extinct Camarasaurus, a dinosaur from the Jurassic period. Pleo, a Ugobe Life Form is the authentic recreation born from that study. UGOBE’s designers and engineers recreated Pleo’s physiology from the fossils of the original. His height and weight are consistent with that of a one-week old infant camarasuarus.

Pleo is a ‘designer species’. He incorporates all the basic traits of autonomous life. He is specifically engineered and enhanced to mimic life and relate to his owner on a personal level.

Pleo is equipped with senses for sight, sound, and touch. He learns as he explores his environment. He will exhibit genuine reactions to sensory stimuli. Every Pleo begins life with certain tendencies but, interaction with his environment has subtle effects on his behavior. Every Pleo eventually exhibits a unique personality.

Pleo is capable of expression. He can feel joy and sorrow, anger and annoyance. When Pleo is tired, he will become drowsy and go to sleepóeven dream. Two or more Pleos will recognize one another. Be careful though. They can transmit colds to each other. Achoo! Pleo even sneezes!

Pleo robot

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