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Japanese Startup GROOVE X Goes Viral as Teaser for LOVOT Robot

GROOVE X is teasing its LOVOT companion robots that are scheduled to be released in 2019. GROOVE X says its goal is to create companion robots that provide emotional support through AI-driven interactions.
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Social Robot Maker Jibo Raises $13M
By Steve Crowe · 11 November, 2016 • The social robot startup Jibo has raised $13.1 million from investors, but a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission shows the company is looking to raise a total of $28 million.
Yumi is the First Robot Powered by Amazon Alexa
By Steve Crowe · 2 November, 2016 • Omate's Yumi robot is the first robot to be powered by Amazon Alexa. You interact with Yumi just like you do with Amazon Echo, using your voice, having access to more than 3,000 Amazon Alexa skills.
Jibo 7-Minute Workout is Your In-Home Personal Trainer
By Steve Crowe · 28 October, 2016 • A developer has built a "7-Minute Workout" skill for Jibo that gives the social robot the ability to be your personal trainer at home.
Cute Robots Rule at Ceatec 2016
By Tim Hornyak · 7 October, 2016 • At Ceatec 2016, Japan's biggest technology show, global brands such as Toyota, Sharp and Fujitsu were drawing crowds with their latest robots.
Robot Dog Wants to Comfort Lonely Seniors
By Steve Crowe · 4 October, 2016 • Hasbro's new Companion Pet Golden Pup is a golden retriever robot dog that hopes to be your grandparent's new best friend. At $120, your lonely loved ones interact with the Companion Pet Golden Pup by talking to it, which causes the robot dog to look at you and make "puppy-like noises."
15 Must-See Robotics Startups at RoboBusiness 2016
By Steve Crowe · 28 September, 2016 • Pitchfire, the "Shark Tank" of robotics, gives 15 robotics startups two minutes to tell a live panel of judges and attendees how their product will be a disruptive technology. Here's a sneak peek at each finalist.
Jibo Shipping Pre-launch Models in November
By Steve Crowe · 27 September, 2016 • Pre-launch versions of Jibo the social robot will start shipping to backers in November on a first-ordered, first-received basis. The hardware will be finalized on the pre-launch version of Jibo, but the software will not be finalized. No timeframe was set for when fully-functioning Jibo will ship.
Jibo SDK Demos Kitchen Assistant Skill
By Steve Crowe · 26 August, 2016 • A developer demos the Jibo Kitchen Assistant skill to show how the social robot can help you become a master chef.
Jibo Shouldn’t be Given up on Just Yet
By Steve Crowe · 24 August, 2016 • If Jibo fails, it won't be because of shipping delays or cancellation of international orders. It'll be because it didn't live up to the hype it promised at the start.
Amazon Echo: Virtual Assistant or Government Spy?
By Tim Albright | AVNation · 12 August, 2016 • Even if Amazon Echo is secure, many IoT devices are not. Some security experts are concerned about hacking, government access and who exactly is receiving all this consumer data.
Jibo Won’t Ship Outside US, Canada
By Steve Crowe · 10 August, 2016 • The social robot Jibo won't be available outside the US and Canada anytime soon due to "performance latency issues."
Pepper Robot Goes to Work in US
By Steve Crowe · 3 August, 2016 • Softbank's Pepper robot will greet customers at the b8ta retail store in Palo Alto, Calif. from August 11-18 as the humanoid robot gears up for its launch in the United States.
Buddy Companion Robot SDK: Hands On
By Steve Crowe · 27 July, 2016 • Blue Frog Robotics demos its software development kit and how to create apps and skills that will make Buddy the companion robot smarter.
Pepper Robot Goes on Sale in Taiwan
By Steve Crowe · 25 July, 2016 • Businesses in Taiwan can now lease Softbank's Pepper robot for two years at $836.67 per month. Does Pepper's arrival in Taiwan mean a US launch is imminent?
Jibo Preparing New Pre-sale of Social Robot
By Steve Crowe · 25 July, 2016 • Jibo sent an email asking people to confirm their spot on a pre-order waitlist, which gives those on the list the first opportunity to pre-order the social robot.

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