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Party Bot

24, Jul 2006

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Party Bot is the ultimate pre-programmable electronic helper and he’s guaranteed to give you a sprinkling of ultra-modernity: he can transport your drinks and ciggies; entertain guests with his blinking eyes and moving ears; and he’ll even do a spot of sweeping up, via his handy underside brushes. In fact, if he could chuck out rowdy guests, he’d be perfect. As it is, he’s the ideal counter to the “robots are rubbish” brigade and is bound to become a cybernetic object of desire amongst slovenly sybarites everywhere.

This Man Friday of the future (“Bot Friday”, maybe?) is great for parties and even better for intimate evenings in, when it’s just you, the TV and a few cold ones. Alright, so Party Bot can’t really do as much as a human helper, but at least he won’t start changing channels, eating your nibbles and pilfering your pilsner.
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Operated by an outlandish looking infrared remote control unit, this impossibly cute, hyper-intelligent party droid is simple to manoeuvre and even features a demo mode so you can see exactly what he’s capable of right away. Party Bot really is the perfect companion for gadget-loving loafers with a penchant for Jetsons-style TV shows. (Space age apartment and white Lycra leisure suit not included).

The price of the Party Bot is about $75.

If you are interested in buying on of those Party Bots…

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Pleo is quite an interesting soon to be commercially available robot pet. Pleo, a Ugobe Life Form is the authentic recreation of the long extinct Camarasaurus, a dinosaur from the Jurassic period. Pleo is a ‘designer species’. He incorporates all the basic traits of autonomous life. He is specifically engineered and enhanced 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 genuine reactions to sensory stimuli. Every Pleo begins life with certain tendencies but, interaction with his environment has subtle effects on his behavior. Every Pleo eventually exhibits a unique personality.

Pleo is capable of expression. He can feel joy and sorrow, anger and annoyance. When Pleo is tired, he will become drowsy and go to sleep?“?–even dream. Two or more Pleos will recognize one another. Be careful though. They can transmit colds to each other. Achoo! Pleo even sneezes!

Pleo is a one-week old infant Camarasaurus from the Jurassic period. Camarasaurus were born and raised in giant fern forests. They evolved camouflage that allowed them to blend with their environment of ferns, moss and ruff, the detritus that littered the forest floor. The first Pleo created is a Fernback. His markings help him to survive by hiding among the giant fern fronds in his habitat.

Pleo is an authentic Life Form. Treat him gently like any other living thing. Your Pleo will let you know how he feels at any moment. That’s because he is capable of actual emotions including joy, aggression, sorrow, and fear. He can also yawn, sigh, sniff, sniffle, snore, cough, hiccup, and sneeze.

Pleo wants to 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. He may stomp his foot for food when hungry.

The Pleo is expected to be available for purchase this fall with a price of about 200$


See the Pleo dinosaur robot in action…

Get more information about the upcoming PLEO


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