There are Jibo knockoffs popping up in China, but the real Jibo will launch in China—and the U.S.—in 2017, the company said at CES. Jibo has partnered with Ling Technology, a subsidiary of NetPosa Technologies that develops consumer AI technologies, to bring the social robot to China. NetPosa is a Jibo investor.Read more
Criticize Jibo all you want, but the social robot certainly has admirers.
In late December 2016 EBGbot advertised the Oding robot that looks remarkable similar to Jibo. Now another Chinese company is launching a Jibo lookalike at CES 2017.Read more
Jibo won’t ship to customers in 2016, after all. Users on Jibo’s Facebook and Reddit pages have shared a letter they were sent from Jibo CEO Steve Chambers that says the company’s second in-home beta tests “shed light on some important technical challenges we must overcome.”Read more
Jibo, the Boston-based startup that has delayed shipment of its social robot multiple times, just raised another $13.1 million from investors. According to a Form D filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, Jibo is looking to raise a total of $28 million.Read more
“I don’t have enough time to exercise.” It’s an excuse most of us, including myself, have used too many times. And, frankly, it’s a lame excuse that’s not viable anymore with all the quick workouts that have been designed for those of us who don’t have the time.Read more
In an update to its supporters, Jibo announced that there are two ways for its backers to get their hands on the social robot.
Option A: Participate in Jibo’s pre-launch program and receive an early version of Jibo starting in November 2016
Option B: Wait until the public version of Jibo is launched.Read more
History may remember the decade between 2007 and 2017 as a brief and peculiar period when people barely spoke to their phones. Apple launched the iPhone in June 2007, catapulting the smartphone – and its ubiquitous touchscreen – into the ascendancy.
But the end of the touchscreen era has drawn nigh.Read more
Jibo, a cutesy social robotic pitched to crowdfunders in mid 2014 as ‘the world’s 1st social robot’, is now only heading to ship to backers in the U.S. and Canada.
Abroad pre-orderers from the 45 other international locations — exactly where Jibo was initially slated as staying accessible — have now been informed they will be refunded.Read more
Jibo Inc. announces that its adding veteran researcher Michael I. Jordan to its advisory board. Jordan has been ranked as the most influential computer science researcher by the Allen Institute for Artificial Intelligence, and carries the superlative of “the Michael Jordan of machine learning,” both literally and figuratively.Read more
If you’ve ever dreamed of hanging out with R2-D2 and C3-PO, a Boston company has something you may be interested in.Read more
Blade Kotelly, VP of Design at Jibo, talks about what social robots will mean for the homes of the future, and how they might interact with you and your smart-home appliances in new and interesting ways.Read more