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You’ll Never Have a Robot Best Friend

Stuck between the expensive toys we don’t want and companions they’re still not

Pleo robot (Credit: Lance Ulanoff)

I gently pulled the decaying Pleo down off a top shelf in my office.

The once energetic robot toy hadn’t been touched in years. Its battery depleted and rubber skin frayed and split. Still a cute simulacrum of what might be best described as…




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Lance Ulanoff

Lance Ulanoff

Tech expert, journalist, social media commentator, amateur cartoonist and robotics fan.

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