We just got word that Pleo the little baby dino robot will be on national TV tomorrow in ABC's Good Morning America show.
Ugobe just informed us that ABC bumped the Pleo report from today's morning show, due to breaking news. New estimated air-time is Friday.
The camera is just in love with Pleo, and everybody who did not know Pleo already will want one after seeing him on TV. Pleo is available for pre-order and will ship on December 18th. This is very close to Christmas, but I asked a contact at Ugobe and they are confident that they will ship Pleo before Christmas.
Ugobe, the maker of Pleo hit a couple of delays this year, but now they seem to be ready.
Pleo is available for pre-order for $349.99 at Sharper Image, Amazon, Best Buy, and Target.
Amazon.com has several videos of Pleo available.
Pleo is a 1-week-old camarasaurus sauropod (long neck dinosaur). Ugobe's patented robotic motion platform enables Pleo to move in a fluid, lifelike way, while behaving completely autonomously.
Each Pleo has significant technology and processing power, including two 32-bit microprocessors, four 8-bit subprocessors, 14 motors, more than 100 custom-designed gears, 38 sensors, a camera-based vision system, two speakers, and multiple data ports (Mini USB, SD card slot, infrared transceiver).