No, you must first make sure that Pleo's battery is fully charged. The included battery pack must be placed in the charger, the AC adapter jack connected to the charger, and the AC adapter plugged into an electrical outlet. While you wait (charging takes about 3 hours), <a href="registrations.html">register </a>Pleo so that we can let you know about exciting updates and downloads...and news about Pleo!
Pleo's battery life - roughly between an hour and 90 minutes depending on your level of active play - is quite a feat for a robot of his complexity. Why not longer? There is an engineering trade off between expressiveness/lifelikeness and number of motors required. Pleo includes 14 motors, and your laptop, cellphone and other cool gadgets probably contain zero...although if you have a walking, honking, animatronic laptop...we want to see it!