JIBO: The First Family Robot

I did a lot of packing yesterday (we’re moving to our new house 2 weeks from now). I did three rooms- our room, the boys room and the girls room. It included tearing down, literally the Ikea bunk bed that my boys- now 120+ lbs each had been sleeping in since they were in elementary. My husband hauled some boxes to the storage until dusk. Every now and then I would look for my phone because I need to know if an email came (the one I was waiting for); a phone call, a text; or maybe I have to write a note to myself to buy something, or to remind me of something.

When we were finally going to bed, I could barely keep my eyes open- I was drifting into oblivion, my husband who was still on his desktop- in our room (he’ll have an office on the lower floor on our new house, finally- no more bright monitors in our room at night :)…) asked me if I have heard of Jibo. I asked what’s that, a new kind of OS? He said it’s a robot! Ok, I was half interested but I could not really keep my enthusiasm- pardon my sleepiness!

But today, I finally looked at JIBO: The first Family Robot

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So, what does it do?

  • See- Two hi-res cameras recognize and track faces, capture photos, and enable immersive video calling.
  • Hear- 360° microphones and natural language processing let you talk to JIBO from anywhere in the room.
  • Speak- Hands-free reminders and messages, so you’ll never forget and can always be in touch.
  • Learn- Artificial Intelligence algorithms 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- Communicates and expresses using natural social and emotive cues so you understand each other better.
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