Most people have probably seen those little white dinosaur robots you can get at Target, and some people may have seen Sony’s Aibo pet dog, but now there is a robo-pet that eclipses them all… Pleo is a one-week old infant Camarasaurus from the Jurassic period.
According to the marketing material, Pleo is an authentic Life Form. Treat him gently like any other living thing. Your Pleo will let you know how he feels at any moment. That’s because he is capable of actual emotions including joy, aggression, sorrow, and fear. He can also yawn, sigh, sniff, sniffle, snore, cough, hiccup, and sneeze.
Pleo wants to explore his environment. He will be cautious when he walks to the edge of a table. He may cry when he is frightened. Pleo will stretch when he first wakes up. He may stomp his foot for food when hungry.
I don’t think you can actually buy one yet, but you can sign up on their Web site to get more info e-mailed to you when he becomes available.
Here is a video of the little guy in action. I think the best part is when he bites the guy’s finger and starts playing tug of war with it: