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Jibo look-alike appears on Chinese websites

For all of us who participated in the Jibo IndieGoGo crowdfunding and are anxiously awaiting delivery - which has been delayed again - this Chinese knock-off came as quite a surprise....
29 December 2016, by

Why are some social robots selling well, whilst others are stalled or failing?

Amazon's Echo sales have exceeded 4 million and they are ramping up to sell 10 million in 2017; Google's Home has received positive reviews and have just begun selling in large numbers; but SoftBank's...
18 November 2016, by

As Ford sets a date, Jibo retracts theirs

Bringing a complex new product to market is an intensive process fraught with problems. Getting hardware ready for manufacturing is often the easy part; it's the software and regulatory compliance tha...
19 August 2016, by

Robot companions are coming into our homes — how human should they be?

What would your ideal robot be like? One that can change nappies and tell bedtime stories to your child? Perhaps you’d prefer a butler that can polish silver and mix the perfect cocktail? Or maybe y...
10 August 2016, by

Blue River Technology, Jibo and others get holiday funding

Jibo got $16 million from Asian VCs to enable Jibo to speak and sell in Japan and China, while Blue River Technology got $17 million from a group of agricultural VCs to expand product development to n...
18 December 2015, by

2016 will be a pivotal year for social robots

1,000 Pepper robots are selling each month from a big-dollar venture between SoftBank, Alibaba and Foxconn; Jibo just raised another $16 million as it prepares to deliver 7,500+ units in March and A...
14 December 2015, by



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Designing Jibo’s automatic speech recognition, with Roberto Pieraccini

Finding the right approach to automatic speech recognition (ASR) has been a critical step in Jibo’s design: get it right and the experience will be great; get it wrong, and it could really take awa...
14 October 2015, by

Creating the voice behind Jibo

Jibo may be a robot, but the last thing the team wants is for Jibo to sound like a robot. In these two video interviews, Jibo's design team talks about how they selected Jibo’s voice, how that ...
02 September 2015, by

Money continues to flow into robotics startups

This week saw fresh funding of $11.2m for Virtual Incision, a startup developing robotically assisted surgical devices, and another $11m for Jibo, the company founded by MIT Media Lab's Cynthia Breaze...
06 August 2015, by

Designing Jibo for developers

Through the Jibo SDK, developers have high-level access to Jibo’s audio processing, visual processing, persona and interaction, and movement capabilities. The SDK gives developers the tools to build...
06 August 2015, by

Building the Jibo prototype: Interview with VP Engineering Andy Atkins

Our most recent video update comes from our VP of Engineering Andy Atkins. Take a sneak peak inside the minds of our engineers as they finish our newest Jibo P2s, to find out what kinds of challenges ...
08 July 2015, by

Why are JIBO, Pepper, Siri, Google Now and Cortana so important?

There's a race going on to see which AI solution providing personal assistance is welcomed by businesses, end users and consumers, and whether this will be physical or virtual....
16 March 2015, by

Jibo’s coordinated expression mechanisms: Behind the scenes

In this development video, hosted by Jesse Gray & Matt Berlin of Team Jibo and the MIT Media Lab, we’ll discuss how Jibo uses movement, sound, LEDs, and screen graphics to communicate with peopl...
11 March 2015, by

Developing Jibo: Animating the eye

Ever wonder why Jibo's eye was designed as a ball? And why does he have only one eye instead of two? Check out this video with Jibo’s Lead Designer & Animator, Fardad Faridi, as he briefly ...
04 February 2015, by

January fundings are off to a great start!

Rethink Robotics, Xenix, Rapyuta, Perceptron, Skydio, Sarcos and JIBO have all announced substantial fundings for a wide range of robotic ventures. Plus there are some new funders joining the fray....
02 February 2015, by

Designing Jibo: Subtracting the obvious and adding the meaningful

[tweetquote]What is a social robot supposed to look like?[/tweetquote] We have asked ourselves this question many times during the last year. HUGE design was fortunate enough to be partnered with th...
24 October 2014, by and

Jibo campaign ends, takes in almost $2.3M

This weekend we became the #1 Most Successful Technology Campaign on Indiegogo ever when we broke $2.2M! We are both elated and deeply grateful to all our supporters for helping JIBO set a new recor...
22 September 2014, by

Could Jibo developer Cynthia Breazeal be the Steve Wozniak of robots? | Ryan Calo

VideoBill Gates once predicted we would have a robot in every home to go with our personal computer. James Temple of is calling Jibo—a new personal robot to be sold commercially in 2015—&l...
23 July 2014, by

Jibo raises $1M in first week of crowdfunding campaign

On July 15th, Jibo launched a crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo with the goal of raising $100,000 towards developing their new social robot for the home. Less than one week later, Jibo surpassed the ...
23 July 2014, by

Makers of the Jibo set new crowdfunding record | Boston Magazine

Jibo has raised more than $1 million in just six days, making it the most-backed project currently on Indiegogo. Read more: Boston Magazine   If you liked this article, you may also be i...
23 July 2014, by

JIBO: A game changing social robot

JIBO, a 2013 Boston startup, launched an IndieGoGo campaign last week and is off to a rousing start, lots of favorable press, and, as of the time of this writing, has raised more than $700,000 over th...
20 July 2014, by

The second wave of social robots is here

Cynthia Breazeal’s Jibo launched today and coming on the heels of Pepper, Aldebaran and Softbank’s new social robot, and Jimmy from Intel. It seems like we’re seeing a second wave of social robo...
16 July 2014, by

Why social robots will change your life

It is a fantastic time for technology. We live in a more connected world, and compared to even a few decades ago, we have vastly improved access to information and content, and have dramatically expan...
24 June 2014, by and







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