Walking around CES, I was completely drawn to animatronic animals, or robotic pets. First there were the seals; then on my last day, I found Pleo. Of course I’d fall in love with the robot dinosaur … I’m one of the folks who owns a Nabaztag. Unlike the Paro seals, who have a purpose in rehabilitative therapy, the Pleo is simply a toy. In fact, he’s an expensive toy, retailing at $349 on the Pleo site and only a few dollars less on Amazon.

Pleo is supposed to be a one week-old Camarasaurus dinosaur. He interacts with you completely, expressing tons of emotion with his big blue eyes. His “sophisticated sensory system has devices that enable him to hear, see, sense touch and to detect objects.” Every Pleo comes with a training leaf, a companion guide, a rechargable battery and an AC charger. He weighs 8.8 pounds and is 15x4x8 inches.

I can’t believe how far robotics have come, making toys like the Pleo accessible to all of us. He’s not exactly the coolest tech in the world, but he definitely is rather bubblicious.

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    Severine HERAN21 December 2010 12:27 am

    Dear Sir,

    I get in touch with you because we identified you as a potential manufacturing partner on robotics.

    . Let me introduce you briefly first Logicom company.

    Logicom is a family company established in France since 1993. The Bessis family brought with success brands like JVC, Daewoo and Clarion to Europe in the last 40 years. Logicom is today one of the main player across Europe in the electronic goods sector namely in the telecommunication field. Our customers portfolio encompasses:
    - names like Darty, Keza, Carrefour, Auchan, FNAC, Conforama, Boulanger, Casino, etc in the retail channel,
    - names like France Telecom, Orange, Belgacom, Morocco telecom, Telefonica, SFR, Bouygues telecom, IC telecom, etc in the operator and B2B channel,
    - names like Pixmania, CDiscount, etc in the web channel
    We also built strong partnerships with companies like Sanyo in multimedia products, like LG Ericsson in B2B market or like Navteq and NavNGo in the GPS navigation and LBS field. All our different activities put together amounts to a 100 million US dollar a year.

    Logicom top management team has recently identified the robotic field as a strategic market for Logicom development in the years to come. This is a very new and simmering market that Logicom wants to cater for across Europe. We are therefore looking for the right partners in our willingness to bring innovation to European markets.

    We know that you are exhibiting at the CES in Las Vegas. We would therefore like to meet with you during this exhibition in order to discuss further our possible cooperation. We shall attend this exhibition from the 6th of January until the 8th of January and would appreciate to meet with you at your convenience in Las Vegas

    Looking forward to reading you.

    Severine HERAN
    Sourcing and purchasing department
    +33 148 63 67 82

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