Jibo Social Robot


By: Grace Kim

Jibo is a robot that talks, provides answers, and carries out requests, such as reminders. It has a large round head and a face that “looks” around the room. The foot-tall body can rotate and lean to face the person speaking. Similar to a tablet, Jibo can take photos and videos. It can pull up information from the web or an app, act as a teleconferencing device, and be used to queue books or videos. It uses a mixture of facial and voice recognition, which provides an interactive and theatrical experience for the owners.

Original Article: https://www.wired.com/2014/07/jibo-family-robot/

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This robot relates to engineering and the world. The robot was built through the application of scientific knowledge and mathematical methods. Numerous engineers, such as mechanical and robotics engineers, participated to produce this robot. This device will be used by many people around the world. It is an interactive hub device for learning, for entertainment, and for staying connected.

Here is a video of Jibo: