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Jibo

Jibo is the world's first social robot for the home.


Jibo was founded by Cynthia Breazeal, the famed roboticist at MIT’s Media Lab and a pioneer of social robotics. Jibo is designed as an interactive companion and helper to families. Breazeal says Jibo is unique because of its emotion and its ability to treat you like a human being. Jibo will come equipped with an initial set of apps that will allow it to play different roles, including a photographer that can track faces and take pictures so you can be in the photos. Jibo can also be an assistant who reminds family members of their schedules.


Jibo News, Products & Resources
Jibo Music Brings iHeartRadio to Social Robot
Social robot Jibo is adding music to its repertoire of skills. Jibo and iHeartRadio have teamed up to launch Jibo Music that will stream iHeartRadio Original stations through the two speakers atop the robot's head. The Jibo Music skill will be available to all robots on December 18 via a free, over-the-air software update.

Jibo Social Robot on Sale for $899
Three years after raising more than $3.6 million on a crowdfunding campaign, Jibo the social robot is now available for the public to buy. Pre-ordered units will start shipping to customers in November.

Jibo, Ling Bringing Social Robot to China
Jibo has partnered with Ling Technology to bring a localized version of the social robot to China in 2017. Jibo will supply the hardware and Ling will handle the software to ensure the robot aligns with Chinese culture.

Jibo Social Robot Won’t Ship in 2016
Jibo won't ship to customers in 2016. In an email update to its Indiegogo backers, CEO Steve Chambers says Jibo's second in-home beta test "shed light on some important technical challenges we must overcome."

Social Robot Maker Jibo Raises $13M
The social robot startup Jibo has raised $13.1 million from investors, but a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission shows the company is looking to raise a total of $28 million.

Jibo 7-Minute Workout is Your In-Home Personal Trainer
A developer has built a "7-Minute Workout" skill for Jibo that gives the social robot the ability to be your personal trainer at home.

Jibo Shipping Pre-launch Models in November
Pre-launch versions of Jibo the social robot will start shipping to backers in November on a first-ordered, first-received basis. The hardware will be finalized on the pre-launch version of Jibo, but the software will not be finalized. No timeframe was set for when fully-functioning Jibo will ship.

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