Mmmmm… Bacon! If there’s anything that can wake me from a deep slumber, it would be the delicious smell of freshly cooked bacon. Inventors Matty Sallin and Daniel Bartolini seemed to share my sentiments, for they have created the Wake n’ Bacon; an alarm clock that wakes you with the smell of fresh, sizzling bacon. After depositing frozen slices of bacon in the Wake n’ Bacon the night before, you can be sure to awake to the tantalizing smell of bacon! The Wake n’ Bacon simply begins cooking the bacon a few minutes before your alarm is set to wake you. Unfortunately, the Wake n’ Bacon is only a concept at this time. But, if the alarm clock is ever produced, it is sure to have many fans. Click here for more info!
Pleo, the friendly dino robot, debuted at DEMO 2006.
Even though Pleo may look cute and cudley, he’s really quite high tech. His polymer- based skin has a network of pressure sensors, there is an infared ray in the head to “see” and avoid objects, force-feedback sensors in his toes to alert him where he is, and Pleo also has a 16 bit CPU, 14 servo-motors, and 40 sensors. The robot’s producers (one of whom is Caleb Chung the co-inventor of the Furby) believe that the Pleo will have more natural movement than previous robots, and will be more involving due to his personality development over time.
Cnet has a video of this lil monster in action here.