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Wednesday, February 08, 2006

Dinosaur-Human-Robot Hybrid Toy

The creator of Furby is creating a new "animal", as it were. Called Pleo, it resembles a litttle four legged dino. Like all good robotic forms of artificial life, it follows Three Laws of Robotics. No, not those laws. I guess they aren't too afraid of Pleo going feral like Homer's furbies did. Instead, the Pleo must a) feel and convey emotion, b) show awareness of their physical environment and c) evolve.

And our dear President was worried about the Island of Dr. Moreau. Silly President. We'll be overrun by highly evolved toy sauropods that can corner really well and cry for help way before then.

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