Dinosaurs are known for a lot of things, but cuddly emotionalism isn't one of them
Ugobe will try to change that next year with "Pleo," an animatronic robotic dinosaur that reacts emotionally to its surroundings. If you talk cooingly to it, Pleo becomes more responsive, wagging its tail and offering to shake hands. But if you're curt, it can get depressed (the back slumps, it emits a mooing sound, the tail wags plaintively).
"You can consider it more of a lifelike creature than a toy," said CEO Bob Christopher in an interview in our … Read more