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Pleo IP bought by Jetta; manufacturing to resume

Pleo IP bought by Jetta; manufacturing to resume

Intellectual property for the Pleo robotic dinosaur was tipped to be hot stuff when creator company Ugobe filed for bankruptcy, and that seems to have turned out to be trueJetta Company Ltd have acquired not only the IP and assets from Ugobe's bankruptcy sale on May 21st, but since they're already the company responsible for physically manufacturing Pleo they're apparently set to resume production imminently.

 

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Ugobe Pleo IP could be hot property in bankruptcy sale

Ugobe Pleo IP could be hot property in bankruptcy sale

Further details of Ugobe's bankruptcy have emerged, including hints regarding whether the Pleo-maker's dinosaur robot will be scooped up by a rival toy firm.  According to CEO Caleb Chung, the financial collapse came about when European and Asian customers - who made up 90-percent of Ugobe's business - failed to secure their own funding, leaving Pleos sat in crates across the world without the money to pay for them.

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Pleo XBee wireless & facial recognition hacks

Pleo XBee wireless & facial recognition hacks

Ugobe's Pleo robotic dinosaur may be a cute toy, but it's also a useful starting point for messing about with robotics.  A team at Otto-Friedrich-University in Bamberg, Germany, calling themselves GRIP (Group for Interdisciplinary Psychology) have posted two tutorials designed to wirelessly connect Pleo to a remote computer and give him the ability to recognise faces.

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Ugobe Pleo Reviewed

Ugobe Pleo Reviewed

Our friend Judy over at GearDiary was lucky enough to get a Ugobe Pleo for review not and she just posted the final review. If you are interested in buying one, I’d recommend you hop on over to her site and read the whole thing.

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