Not for the sqeamish...

Poor Pleo wandered into the ComBot arena at the recent Maker Faire, and had an unfortunate encounter with Vicious Verdict who appears to be armed with a lawn mower blade. Many attendees with children were shocked and appalled. Next year, maybe Mio should take on Vicious Verdict! Or perhaps equipping Pleo with flame-thrower breath would even the match. What's your suggestion for Pleo?

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Peter Redmer's picture

That video is crazy. I could barely stand the suspense, when cute little Pleo was standing, unawares it seems, in the middle of the arena.

RobosapienV2-4mem8's picture

Don't really know what to say about that video, Human nature I suppose to destroy things,That's why we have wars.No match really was it!! It should have picked on something it's own size!!

swebb51's picture

I would not be happy to let my kids see that! its not pleasant, you can hear the poor blighters crying and screaming in the background. truly disturbing, Milw you should know better!

Nocturnal's picture

Hmm... I can't help but picture that playing robot soccer.

MrScott's picture

Methinks our pal, RoboSapien (of any variety), would have fared no better.

swebb51's picture

Iwould suggest a titanium armoured box to hide in!!! (for Pleo that is)

MrScott's picture

I think hiding in a Faraday cage while deploying an EMP weapon would be my choice of auto-immune response. Think "The Matrix" when the Nebucadnezzar decommissions invading Sentinels.

milw's picture

I was thinking a hunk of nylon rope would snarl up that blade PDQ, but the EMP is more elegant, as long as Pleo is Mil-Spec!

GWJax's picture

All I can do is shake my head in shame!! I wish I had that kind of money to be trowing around like that.. But ....... I have no further comments on this....

J.    T.'s picture

I had to stop midway because i got so bored. I seems like it would take Pleo 3 years to get from one side of the arena to the other.

RCopeh's picture

Reminds me of those YoutUbe vids of a cute little bunny being fed to a snake.

But this video is wrong on so many levels!!!!!!!

;-)

GWJax's picture

Oh do I agree with you on that one RCopeh, I can't even watch it a second time. Also just heard that Sharper Image is going out of business and right now the Plato is 250.00 US but I'm going to wait to see if it gets under the 200 mark and holfully they will have some left for me to grab one. plus the R2D2 is 90.00 for you Star Wars guys and gails.

BronzeGoodIronBad's picture

That video is just stupid, nothing funny or even remotely entertaining about it, and RCopeh pretty much hit the nail on the head with his analogy, if you look at the comments on that video you'll see that appearently two Ugobe employees donated the Pleo for that purpose without Ugobe's consent...... hope they were fired... or atleast horsewhipped.

Grandlarseny37's picture

GWJax - The Pleo is available now from pleoworld.com for something like $235 but only for a limited time (about another week I believe). You could also try ebay. I know some used pleo's are going fairly cheap there. I highly recommend picking one up. It did get a little boring after a while, but the steady stream of new behaviors, firmware updates, and user tools really keeps life in the little guy.

GWJax's picture

thanks for the info but our Sharper Image has it 209.00 right now and still has a lot of them so I'm going to go by the store every day until the have one or two and see how far I can get it down too. hech I'll even take the store demo if it is low enough.

Grandlarseny37's picture

GWjax - have you gotten your pleo yet? just wondering what you think of it if you have picked it up

Currahee's picture

its sad that some people find that amusing

Fastenjaw's picture

It's a robot... It's a cartoon shaped dinosaur robot... It's not even close to being alive. So no. I can't agree with you that anyone finding this as amusing is wrong. Just like I find it amusing to see the Microwaved Furby video, I find it amusing to see this as well. Well at least somewhat amusing anyways. I wanted to see how easily he gets shredded. I'm quite impressed he lasted awhile. Which means he was built with fairly good quality.

Throwing $250 away is sad. $250 that could have been put to better use. But there are people who throw away far more than that to kill real animals. And they do it for sheer enjoyment as opposed to actually doing it for the right reasons. To survive.

Now I also agree that it is a waste of a good toy. A toy that could have been used to bring joy to someone who could not afford it. But in the end it is still a robot that is appealing to our protective nature by its phony exterior. It's really a video for adults who like to break things like me. Adults who get a kick out of seeing monster trucks crush defenseless cars while making a bunch of noise. Adults who like seeing robots duel to the death. Adults who like to see Barney the Dinosaur get crushed by a steam roller because they find him retardedly annoying. Its all good fun as long as nothing living is getting hurt.

Fastenjaw

GWJax's picture

I agree with you on the animals as I hate hunting unless it's to survive and I disagree with you on the smashing the plato and ripping it to shreads, even if it did not have the skin on it that makes it so cute, We here are lovers of robots here and I am one of them and will do most anything to fix them when they break, they are our pets! even though they are just gears, plastic, metal, electronics and programming, to us they are just alive as real animals. so I still stand behind every post I have on this thread.
Jax

Fastenjaw's picture

Loving Pleo as a work of art yes. But as an actual living animal no. I can see why some would dislike this video as it is basically trashing something that has been handcrafted with love and dedication. Robots are art in motion. So theres nothing wrong with liking or disliking art. Now our world is filled with all kinds of people. Some like trashy art. Some like fine art. And some like destructive art. And others still like serene or fantasy art. Theres nothing wrong about disliking what you see. What is wrong is you saying that no one should feel any other way. Unless you want us all to be an exact clone of you it's not going to happen. The world is a very interesting place thanks to a little thing called DIVERSITY. It makes us all unique. Sometimes unpleasant. But that doesn't mean everyone should feel one way or act one way. There are robots I would never touch. There are robots that beckon me to look inside of it just to see how they did it. And then there are robots that beckon me to smash em into others for the fun of it. The world would be one hell of a boring place if everyone had a single personality.

Fastenjaw

GWJax's picture

I agree with you whole heartly on your comment Fastenjaw, as you said this world would be one hell of a boring place if everyone had a single personality... well said my friend.
Jax

Sarita's picture

How sick video. I will get Pleo in couple of days and I started to read Pleo threads here to learn more about Pleo and now I have learnt how sick some people are.It reminds Flesh Fair scene from A.I.