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For Pleo the robot dinosaur, a second act in an American life

In 2007 and 2008, the cute and cuddly Pleo was a huge hit. Then its maker went out of business, and the dinosaur disappeared from view. So what is it doing at CES 2014?

By January 9, 2014


At CES, a hunt for hidden treasure

A scavenger hunt sponsored by CES sends CNET reporter Daniel Terdiman -- and many others -- out exploring the lesser-visited parts of the show. Who knows what you'll find.

By January 8, 2014


Pleo robot dinosaur survives extinction

The trainable robots have gotten some updates, with an app on the way that lets you take care of your Pleo while you're out.

By January 12, 2012


Robot abuse is a bummer for the human brain

As loveable toy dinosaur Pleo gets both hugged and strangled in the name of science, two studies suggest that we're hardwired to sympathize with them. But how deeply can people feel for robots?

By April 23, 2013


CES: Reborn Pleo dinobot more interactive, tough

The updated robot dinosaur, Pleo Rb, has a longer battery life and better skin than its predecessor, along with new RFID accessories that trigger different behaviors.

By January 7, 2011


Animatronic T. rex costume looks like it could eat you

Recreate your favorite scenes from "Jurassic Park" on a slightly smaller scale with an awesome and realistic baby T. rex costume.

By October 2, 2012


Romo the smartphone robot raises $1.5M, seeks world domination

From Kickstarter project to startup to aspiring global power: The big ambitions of Romotive's robot phone.

By February 4, 2012


A day in the life of your future, according to CES 2012

What if all the hottest trends and products from this year's CES became part of our daily lives? Here's a look at the life you may be leading three years from now.

By January 14, 2012


This week in Crave: The lost-in-Vegas edition

Just in case you hadn't noticed, this week was all about the Consumer Electronics Show. From tablets to robomassagers, here are a few of the bigger and wackier highlights.

By January 8, 2011


Facebook promises privacy fix

Microsoft announces a game lineup for Kinect, Pleo the robotic dinosaur is back from extinction, and Facebook disables apps that were found to transmit personal data.

By October 19, 2010