Pleo Dinosaur Robot

Equipped with sight, hearing, and touch, robotic dino explores his environment and reacts to sensory stimuli


Designers and engineers studied the Camarasaurus, a dinosaur from the Jurassic period in order to create Pleo, a recreation born from that study. The robotic dinosaur's physiology was developed from the fossils of the original.

Pleo is a designer species that incorporates the traits of autonomous life. He is engineered to mimic life and relate to his owner on a personal level.

Pleo is equipped with senses for sight, sound, and touch. He learns as he explores his environment. He will exhibit reactions to sensory stimuli. Each Pleo begins life with certain tendencies but eventually exhibits a unique personality.

Camarasaurus were born and raised in giant fern forests. They evolved camouflage that allowed them to blend with their environment of ferns, moss, and forest floor detritus.

A Pleo robot will 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 and stomp his foot when hungry.

When Pleo grows tired, lay him down and attach his dream cord so he can gather energy for more exploration.

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