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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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Meet MJI: Your Desktop Companion Robot
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Alpha 2 Humanoid Robot Surpasses $1M on Indiegogo
By Steve Crowe · 8 December, 2015 • In celebration of surpassing the stretch goal, UBTECH is donating 10 Alpha 2 robots to robotic research institutions and developers around the world to promote faster development and interest in the future of humanoid robotics.
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By Team Jibo · 4 December, 2015 • None of us are perfect, not even Jibo. And that’s what makes us fun.
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Nearly 100M Consumer Robots Will be Sold in Next 5 Years
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Ecovacs Sells $47 Million of Home Robots in 24 Hours
By RT Staff · 24 November, 2015 • For the second year in a row, Ecovacs Robotics sold the largest number of products in the small appliances category on Singles’ Day, the largest online shopping day in the world
Hacked Amazon Echo Controls a Wheelchair
By Steve Crowe · 11 November, 2015 • Watch as Amazon Echo thinks it turning lights on and off as it's really controlling a wheelchair.
Alpha 2 Humanoid Robot is Your Family’s Personal Assistant
By Steve Crowe · 11 November, 2015 • UBTECH's Alpha 2 humanoid robot is designed as an interactive family companion capable of accomplishing a range of typical household tasks.
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By RT Staff · 6 November, 2015 • Buddy's design was inspired by Wall-E, R2D2 and babies. We take a look at what went into the companion robot's personality and how he engages with families.
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By Team Jibo · 23 October, 2015 • Jibo’s manufacturing team recently got back from a trip to China, where they were working with Jibo’s contract manufacturer on the Jibo Engineering Validation Test.
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By Steve Crowe · 22 October, 2015 • Pepper, the humanoid robot from Softbank, has debuted in France, marking the first time the companion robot has ventured outside of Japan.
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By Jibo · 15 October, 2015 • Jibo’s eye is designed to convey a multitude of things and play an integral role in the skills developers build. So, if the eye is such an important piece of Jibo, why is there only one?

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