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Jibo Social Robot on Sale for $899

Three years after raising more than $3.6 million on a crowdfunding campaign, Jibo the social robot is now available for the public to buy. Pre-ordered units will start shipping to customers in November.
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11 Principles of Animation Bring Jibo to Life
By Team Jibo · 7 August, 2015 • Jibo’s design team borrowed from the classic principles of animation to bring the family robot to life. Here's how Jibo applies those principles.
Customize Your Buddy Companion Robot with this Software Development Kit
By Steve Crowe · 21 July, 2015 • Blue Frog Robotics has launched a software development kit and developer program for its Buddy companion robot. Developers can make the open-source robot smarter by giving him new skills, content, and features.
Household Robot Buddy Looks for $100k via Crowdfunding
By Eugene Demaitre · 9 July, 2015 • France-based Blue Frog Robotics succeeds in raising money for its mobile companion robot, which includes open-source hardware and software.
Do All Robot Dogs Go to Heaven?
By Steve Crowe · 26 February, 2015 • Japanese owners of Sony's AIBO robot dog hold funeral for the irreparable man's best friend after last repair shop closes.
The Best Robots of CES 2015
By RT Staff · 15 January, 2015 • You couldn't escape the robots at CES 2015. Drones, robot toys and humanoids were the talk of Las Vegas. Here are our picks for the best robots of CES 2015.
MIT Wants Your Household Robot to See Better
By Steve Crowe · 13 January, 2015 • A new algorithm developed by MIT could enable household robots to better identify objects in cluttered environments.
Hands On: FURo-i Home Personal Robot
By RT Staff · 8 January, 2015 • The FURo-i Home Edition is a sleek, diminutive robot that is Future Marketing's answer to the hectic family life that needs a little help keeping together and in contact. Here it is in action at CES 2015.
Robotics Trends Giveaway: Win a $1200 FURo-i Home Robot
By RT Staff · 6 January, 2015 • Robotics Trends is giving away a $1200 FURo-i Home robot that can provide companionship with elderly people at home; can easily access messages and face-to-face video calls; can also be a playmate and a communications tool.
Amazon Echo
By RT Staff · 19 December, 2014 • Amazon Echo is designed around your voice. It's always on - just ask for information, music, news, weather, and more. Echo begins working as soon as it detects the wake word. You can pick Alexa or Amazon as your wake word. Echo is also an expertly tuned speaker that can fill any room with immersive sound.
Aldebaran NAO Robot
By RT Staff · 19 December, 2014 • NAO is a humanoid robot, intended to be a friendly companion around the house. He moves, recognizes you, hears you and even talks to you! Since 2006, he has been constantly evolving to please, amuse, understand and love you. In short, to one day become your friend.
JIBO
By RT Staff · 19 December, 2014 • JIBO is an intelligent robot companion that can act as a hands-free assistant, messenger, avatar, storyteller or photographer for your family.
Jibo, Jimmy, Pepper: Will 2015 Be the Year of Personal Robots?
By Henry Leonard · 17 December, 2014 • A new generation of social robots designed to be live-in members of the family interacting and responding to human cues, are coming your way in 2015. We examine three of the major players: Jibo, Jimmy, and Pepper.

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