The First Family Robot – JIBO

The First Family Robot – JIBO

Have you ever imagined a robot being a family member?? If not you would definitely be pleased with Jibo, the world’s first family robot. Social robotics pioneer Dr. Cynthia Breazeal who concentrated for more than 20 years in building Social robots. Though not so much how to build a better robot, but how to build one that could work and live along with humans. It sounds like a simple concept, which is absolutely not; perhaps that is why it has taken her all these years to finally deliver a consumer product: Jibo.

Jibo is a desktop robot making its debut on Indiegogo on Wednesday. At first glance, Jibo looks like a mashup between a desk lamp and Wall-E’s “EV.” It has a round base that plugs into a standard AC outlet, a slightly cone-shaped midsection and a round head with a flat front that sits on top of it. That dark, round face features a 5.7-inch screen. The design is attractive, but not necessarily compelling — that is, until Jibo comes to life.

Jibo runs on Linux and is programmed in JavaScript, which should make the act of introducing new responses pretty easy. JIBO can see, hear, speak, learn , help and relate.

See with the two hi-res cameras recognize and track faces, capture photos, and enable immersive video calling.
Hear from 360° microphones and natural language processing let you talk to Jibo from anywhere in the room.
Speak through Hands-free reminders and messages, so you’ll never forget and can always be in touch.
Learn by Artificial Intelligence algorithms to learn your preferences to adapt and fit into your life.
Help like a personal assistant, Jibo proactively helps you, to make everyday tasks simpler and easier.
Relate as JIBO communicates and expresses using natural social and emotive cues so you understand each other better.

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Assistant – Politely reminds you of important tasks and events to help you stay on top of things.
Messenger – Recognizes you and each member of your household, to deliver the right messages to the right people at the right time & place.

Photographer – Uses natural cues like movement, speech, and smile detection to know when someone’s posing for a picture.
Avatar – See-and-track camera makes it easy to turn and look at people, to support video calling as if you are in the room.

Storyteller – Sound effects, graphics and physical movements make a responsive and interactive storytelling experience.
Companion – Physical presence with helpfulness and heart, Jibo will put a smile on your face and make you feel better.

JIBO is helpful for everyone.

Adults – Manage your life, coordinate with your family, and capture special moments, no matter how tech savvy you are.
Seniors – Attentive companion that can help you live with greater independence and stay connected to those you love.
Kids – Responsive storyteller and playmate uses movement, animation, and sound to delight you and help you learn.
Teens – Connect with your friends in a new way, and have fun creating, customizing and sharing with Jibo and the JiboAlive Toolkit.
Developers – Create new skills and content for Jibo with the JiboAlive SDK. Then post your creations to the Jibo Store for others to enjoy.


Measuring about 11 inches tall and weighing approximately 6 pounds, Jibo is the perfect size to have an attention-worthy presence in a room, but easy enough to move about your house. Jibo’s striking design makes a sophisticated statement in any home.

SIZE: approx. 11” tall, 6 “ base
WEIGHT: approx. 6 lbs
MATERIAL: aluminum, ABS plastic, glass
SENSORS: 2 color stereo cameras
360° sound localization
Full Body touch sensors
MOVEMENT: 3 full-revolute axes
high resolution encoder
feedback control
DISPLAY: HD LCD touchscreen
SOUND: 2 premium speakers
LIGHTING: Full spectrum ambient LED
POWER: AC adapter & Battery
CONNECT: Wifi & Bluetooth
PLATFORM: Embedded Linux-based
PROCESSOR: High-end ARM-based mobile
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