Pleo: Probably Won't Eat You

From the creator of the Furby comes a new robotic toy. Welcome Pleo: a "life form" that resembles a one-week old, long-neck sauropod that walks, listens, feels and most importantly, emotes. Made by Ugobe, it uses an advanced OS called LifeOS, with 40 sensors and a mobility system that lets it interact with people or the environment around it. And Ugobe CEO Bob Christopher mentions that though it is technically a dinosaur, it won't act like "a dinosaur, which you might expect to be like a grumpy old man. It's our own unique version of viewing the world around you and responding to you." Yeah, ummm... those weren't portabella mushroom caps you ate, Bob.

Look for Pleo around Christmas time for around $200.

Ugobe's New Life Form Hits Our Planet
[PCworld]