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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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Jibo Tests Sound Localization
By Steve Crowe · 19 April, 2016 • Jibo creator Cynthia Breazeal demonstrates sound localization that allows the social robot to recognize where a sound is coming from and turn towards that sound.
Watch Jibo Order a Pizza
By Steve Crowe · 24 March, 2016 • Jibo orders a pizza and even reminds the user that her son is allergic to one of the toppings. The social robot's pizza-ordering application was built by an internal developer using the Jibo SDK.
Amazon Echo Adds Capitol One Banking Support
By RT Staff · 15 March, 2016 • Amazon Echo continues to expand its skills, adding support for Capitol One banking that allows customers to use their voice to pay credit card bills, check balances, and more.
Aido Robot is Your Friendly Smart Home Hub
By Steve Crowe · 10 March, 2016 • The Aido personal robot from InGen Dynamics has an interactive projector system, advanced speech recognition, face detection, object recognition, scene recognition and more.
Amazon Echo Dot
By RT Staff · 3 March, 2016 • Amazon Echo Dot is a hands-free, voice-controlled device that uses the same voice recognition as Amazon Echo.
Amazon Tap
By RT Staff · 3 March, 2016 • Amazon Tap is part of the Alexa family. Tap has the same tower-like form factor as Amazon Echo, but it’s cordless, has a 9-hour battery life and can be easily moved around your home
Amazon Alexa Expands Smart Home Voice Controls
By Steve Crowe · 3 March, 2016 • Amazon Echo Dot and Amazon Tap are two new Alexa-enabled devices designed to be the voice-controlled back-end for everything in a smart home.
5 Robots Seeking Your Crowdfunding Support
By Steve Crowe · 23 February, 2016 • A roundup of the hottest robotics projects currently raising money on Indiegogo and Kickstarter.
Amazon Echo Voice Commands Control Ecobee3 Thermostat
By Steve Crowe · 16 February, 2016 • The Ecobee3 is the first thermostat to directly integrate with Amazon Echo, allowing you to set specific temperatures or just turn up the heat with simple voice commands.
Week in Review: Google Self-Driving Cars are Legal Drivers
By RT Staff · 12 February, 2016 • A look at the week's top consumer robotics stories, including Google's self-driving cars becoming legal drivers and the FAA shrinking the DC no-drone zone.
Robit Home Robot Uses Apps to Help Around the House
By Steve Crowe · 12 February, 2016 • Robit is a friendly home robot designed to help you around the house. Robit is built on an open-source platform and will have an app store where you can purchase custom apps.
1,000 Buddy Companion Robots Available for Pre-order
By Steve Crowe · 3 February, 2016 • Blue Frog Robotics has announced the pre-sale of 1,000 Buddy companion robots for $699, which is about 10 percent cheaper than the planned list price when Buddy ships in the fourth quarter of 2016.
Why Home Robots Must Continue to Evolve
By Eugene Demaitre · 14 January, 2016 • Robots are entering household use, but could single-purpose robots actually create more work for users?
IBM Watson Makes Pepper Robots Smarter
By Steve Crowe · 7 January, 2016 • IBM and SoftBank Robotics are planning to offer a Watson-powered version of the Pepper humanoid robot. Watson's cognitive computing technology will allow Pepper to continuously gain knowledge and "understand the world the way humans do - through senses, learning and experience.”
Leka Social Robot Helps Special Needs Children
By Steve Crowe · 4 January, 2016 • A new motion-sensitive social robot called Leka provides sensory stimulation through movement, lights, vibration and sound. Leka, which will be at CES 2016, is designed to help children with autism spectrum disorder, Down's syndrome, or multiple disabilities.

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