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June 5, 2014 AT 12:04 am

‘Social robot’ startup Jibo #makerbusiness

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‘Social robot’ startup Jibo attracts new investors, preps for product launch @ BetaBoston.

Jibo is building “the world’s first social robot for the home,” but doesn’t hint about what such a robot would actually do. My best guess, based on talking to people who’ve interacted with Jibo: some sort of healthcare and eldercare applications, or perhaps coordinating the schedules of busy families. Social robots are intended to carry on natural-seeming conversations, display different facial expressions, and sometimes react to changes in a person’s tone of voice or facial expression.


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