Robert writes –
The AIBO super hackers have entered the Pleo party full strength by porting one of their most powerful and fun AIBO performance tools over to Pleo. “Skitter”, a full featured skit creation tool for the AIBO designed by the AIBO wizard known as DogsBody, has now been reincarnated as “My Skit”. It allows Pleo owners to create their own performances giving them control over Pleo’s various motors including the ability to import existing animations from the original Pleo library, with the added capability of adding and synchronizing sounds to movements. Skits are then assigned to the various touch sensors on Pleo’s body allowing them to be triggered by a touch to that location, or they can also be run automatically on startup.
In this video, I show Digger, Claire, and Pendragon, my 3 Pleos, doing a skit that involves a short bit of dialogue followed by a song complete with synchronized lip movements. Each Pleo is running a skit designed just for their part with it’s own animations and sounds.
I’ll be releasing the files that comprise the skit so all Pleo owners can perform the skit for their friends and family and be the star in their own Pleo show. I’ll also include instructions on how to set up and perform the skit along with an alternate Claire script for the ladies out there that has Claire saying “Mommy” instead of “Daddy”.
NOTE: Pleo owners that don’t have 3 Pleos now have a fun excuse to meet other Pleo owners and perform skits for their families and friends by holding a local Pleo Party. You can find other Pleo owners in your area by visiting the Meetup thread on the Pleo World forum.