Wednesday, August 8, 2007

Hands-on with Pleo the dinobot

We finally got a little face time with this sensor-laden blast from the past, and we're happy to report that the frustrating delays
our Jurassic pal has suffered seem to be well worth it, as the model we
saw behaved and performed almost flawlessly. Interestingly enough,
although the components are quite tough (as evidenced when our
demonstrator violently snapped its back and legs with no ill effects),
Pleo's tactile rubber skin and puppy-like cuteness tend to make people
treat it much gentler than necessary. Still, considering that these
will ship with a completely hackable OS, we're sure that there will be
no shortage of baby dino snuff films up on YouTube in no time.

Article Link (Gizmodo)

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