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.