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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 Jan. 9, 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 Jan. 12, 2012


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 Jan. 7, 2011


Pleo comes to life

What's it like to play with Ugobe's new toy, the much-awaited Pleo? CNET News.com reporter Daniel Terdiman went in search of the answer.

May. 21, 2008


Waking up Pleo

What's it like to play with one of the world's most advanced robotic toys for the first time?

By Dec. 6, 2007


Pleo will change the toy game

The realism of the animatronic dinosaur is hard to believe, and when it becomes available, it is going to set the toy industry on its ear.

By Oct. 19, 2007


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 Jan. 8, 2014


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 Apr. 23, 2013


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 Oct. 2, 2012


Robot dinosaur a popular, if clumsy, Vegas companion

The Pleo breaks a wine glass, but was easily the most popular guest at the Wynn hotel's posh Country Club steakhouse.

By Jan. 8, 2008