But the field of robotics is the science behind Pleo and this page is dedicated to that science. With an amazing operating system dubbed Life OS by INNVOLABS (its makers) and a slew of advanced sensors and servos, Pleo is destined be the most lifelike robot the world has ever seen.
Pleo Robot - Technology Has Never Been So Charming!
What kind of baby dinosaur is Pleo?
Pleo is modeled after a one week old Camarasaurus, a gentle loving plant eater from the late Jurassic period in prehistoric history. By studying actual fossil records of this giant herbivore, combined with Caleb Chung’s amazing skill in recreating animal motion with technology, INNVOLABS has blessed Pleo with an astonishing realism in both movement and structure. A full size adult Camarasaurus was over 60 feet (18 meters) in length and weighed about 18 tons. INNVOLABS chose wisely to make the baby instead, which is about the size of big puffy cat. This choice was made to spare consumers the exorbitant freight costs associated with shipping a full size Camarasaurus.
The Camarasaurus was an extremely social creature and traveled in herds as they roamed the Earth searching for food to graze on; the perfect temperament for this friendly little green dino we call Pleo.
Inside The Mind Of Pleo
Pleo is capable of learning over time and of expressing many different moods and basic animal drives such as hunger, fatigue, fear, and love. When you leave for work or school Pleo will explore its’ environment and continue to learn. Pleo’s neural net adapts to stimulus from you and the environment, this means Pleo’s personality and demeanor over time will change in response to how you treat it. Pleo will limp if you hurt its’ leg and will remember that you were mean (don’t be mean!). Pleo will frown, smile, shrug, yowl for food, and do the clever things a baby knows how to do to get your attention and make you laugh.
Our favorite Pleo trait: Pleos can react to each other and learn from each other; they can even catch a cold!
A camera in the nose helps Pleo remember places and basic information about locations 14 super quiet motors help Pleo achieve a new level in realistic body movement Multiple processors help coordinate Pleo’s advanced sensor net and keeps Pleo’s servos running smoothly Sensors for sight, sound, and plenty for touch, over 35 in all, make Pleo a responsive little dino that can react to you and the environment in a natural way. There’s even one for tickling Pleo under the chin! A flash card slot will allow you to swap personalities and share them with others via an online web site Ugobe will provide. Pleo has USB port. When connected to your PC you will be able to modify aspects of Pleo’s personality using a personality editor or scripts that you write yourself. A C/C++ developer’s kit (SDK) is available for those who really want to try their hand at modifying their Pleo’s behavior.
Dimensions: 20.5"(52cm) Long, 6.3" (16cm) wide, 7.5" (19cm) Tall
Weight: 3.3 lbs (1.5Kgs)