Pleo – the resurrected robot dino

Van Mensvoort
April 7th 2007

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Ever since Rosie from 'The Jetsons,' robots have been the next big thing, but the business case was never there. So far, companion robots have been a big flop in the market, but with Pleo maker Ugobe hopes to succeed in the second quarter of 2007. It is priced around $250, much lower than other companion robots. The resurrected robot dino exhibits emotional reactions to its surroundings, and can be programmed by its consumers owners. A peculiar combination of fake nature, old nature and biomimicmarketing. Don't be fooled by the eyes; the vision system is in its nose.

Pleo Website | Interview with its makers.

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joel
Posted 10/02/2008 – 15:51

wow!!!! i was looking for a pleo under £100

Should men be able to give birth to children?


Koert van Mensvoort: Is the artificial womb frankenstein-like symbol of (male) engineers trying to steal the magical womb from women? Or… is it a feminist project and needed to reach through equality between the sexes? I personally lean towards the latter. To me it feels like progress if a girl can tell a guy to carry the womb for a change.

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