You’re watching a video of a what’s billed as the worlds first life form. Pleo is a one-week old infant Camarasaurus – apparently. He sniffs, yawns, reacts to light and where you touch him. As far as consumer robots go, it’s fairly impressive although it does seem kind of slow to watch. I just kept waiting for it to jump up and start running around, but no such luck.
I guess we’ll have to wait for the final price tag, but the speculation is around $US 250, and is due out for Xmas.
I’ll ask the staff tomorrow if we should swap our office dog Hank for one of these… hmmm.
Pleo’s website is here: http://www.ugobe.com/pleo/index.html