CEATEC 2008: A cute little robot, Pleo

In one of the medium-sized booths in CEATEC, I found this lovable mechanical wonder. Pleo is a little dinosaur that can move and interact with his surroundings through an extensive network of sensors around his body.

Inside Pleo’s colorful coat is a dense connection of sensors, speakers, microphones and camera, which aid in giving this dino-robot a wide variety of movement and expressions.

Pleo wiggles his tail and moves his head whenever people come near.

Pleo apparently likes being stroked on the back of his head and upper throat, like a cat.