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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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On the Road Again: hitchBOT Hitchhikes Across America
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Household Robot Buddy Looks for $100k via Crowdfunding
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