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 JIBO: The World’s First Family Robot

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Could JIBO Developer Cynthia Breazeal Be

The Steve Wozniak Of Robots?

Bill Gates once predicted we would have a robot in every home to go with our personal computer. James Temple of <re/code> is calling JIBO—a new personal robot to be sold commercially in 2015—“one of the most ambitious and affordable robots for the home that [he has] seen.” I agree.

Developed by social robotics pioneer and MIT professor Cynthia Breazeal, JIBO represents a sleek, responsive, versatile platform that can help individuals and families negotiate daily life.

There are at least three things that make JIBO really exciting. The first is the price point, as little as $500 if you preorder.  This price point reflects just how much the costs of sensors and other components of robots have come down in recent years.  A second exciting aspect of JIBO is that developers will be able to write apps for it.  It appears as though Breazeal’s team expects a marketplace for JIBO software.  A third is that the team obviously put an immense amount of thought into how JIBO will interact with its users.

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JIBO is the perfect robot for everyone in the family. Because JIBO is an open platform, his skills and uses will grow, helping and delighting in ways even we haven’t even imagined…

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