Jibo Social Robot on Sale for $899 – Robotics Trends

After three long years, the Jibo social robot is now available for the public to buy for $899. Starting in September 2017, Boston-based Jibo has shipped more than 2,500 units to its 2014 Indiegogo backers. The robots purchased by the public will start shipping on November 7, 2017.

Jibo is similar to other personal assistants in that it can tell you the weather, look up recipes, tell you jokes and answer trivia. But what sets Jibo apart from the competition is its personality and ability to engage with its people. Jibo wants to be your companion, more than anything. And it’s obvious the Jibo team has and will continue to invest a ton of development time into the robots’ personality.

Jibo sits on a three-axis motor that enables it to turn towards the person it’s engaging with. Jibo is also a lot cuter than an Amazon Echo or Google Home and, thanks to face and voice recognition, Jibo can learn and recognize up to 15 people.

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Crowdfunded social robot Jibo will not ship internationally | Game Vicio

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.

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