item #12006 by UGOBE

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Since I don't have one yet (see list price below for an explanation), I can only tell you what I have seen (mostly on YouTube) and read. Unless you have perfected time travel, I'd say this is probably about as close as you can get to experiencing a real live dinosaur.

The movements on this thing are amazing! With fourteen motors, over 100 gears and a Krayton rubber skin, the range and appearance of every move is ultra-realistic. You will swear that you are playing with a real live Camarasaurus.

For the first 5 or 10 minutes after you turn Pleo on for the first time, he will act just like a newborn. He will be very slow and his "senses" are not yet fully developed. The more you interact with your new baby dino, the faster he will mature into an "infant." For the next 30 to 45 minutes, Pleo will beg to be fed and will start to explorer his new surroundings. He will begin to display a wider range of emotions. After this brief period, Pleo will then move onto his "juvenile" mode, where he will remain for the rest of his life. This is when the real fun begins.

Year Released: 2006
Original Price: $349

   color camera can distinguish between colors and detect motion
   binaural microphones for stereo sound detection
   IR pair to communicate with other Camarasauruses
   IR interrupter to determine when something is placed in his mouth
   eight touch sensors on his chin, shoulder, legs, back and head
   realistic Krayton rubber "skin"
   over 100 gears and 14 motors w/ force feedback sensors
   advanced artificial intelligence
   tilt and ground sensors so Pleo will know of he falls (or is knocked over)
   speakers in both the front and rear
   he even comes with a "training leaf"

Technical Specifications:
CPU, Main: 32-bit Atmel AT91SAMS256 ARM7
Memory, Main: 64k RAM, 256k program Flash & 4MB storage Flash
CPU, Camera & Audio: 32- bit Philips NXP RISC ARM7 LPC2103F
Memory, Camera & Audio: w/ 8k RAM & 32k Flash
CPU, Motor Control: (four) 8-bit Toshiba TMP86FH47AUG

Power Supply: 7.2v rechargeable NiMH battery pack
   (comprised of six 1.2v 2200mAH AA NiMH cells
    black - ground, red = +7.2v, white = internal thermistor)

Dimensions: 7½" high x 6" wide x 20½" long
Weight: 3.5 lbs

Click Here to Download the Pleo Owner's Manual

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