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The Cautionary Funding Tale of Jibo the Social Robot

The Cautionary Funding Tale of Jibo the Social Robot | Language Tech Market News | Scoop.it

Founded by famed MIT researcher Cynthia Breazeal, the robot Jibo successfully raised over $3.5 million in crowdfunding on top of millions from venture capital. Breazeal promised to usher in a new age of social robotics, However, last week a company spokesperson informed BostInno that the robot pioneer is laying off the majority of its workforce, to enable “additional time to secure additional funding or pursue an exit.” Jibo is sadly running on fumes after burning through more than seventy million dollars in three years.

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Jibo Unveils Commander App for Its Social Robot 

Jibo Unveils Commander App for Its Social Robot  | Language Tech Market News | Scoop.it

Through the Jibo Commander App, Jibo social robot users will be able to create customised dialogue for their robots for the first time, allowing for special greetings for family members, customized jokes for friends and more. Users can also control where Jibo looks and how he moves, allowing Jibo owners to monitor areas of their homes from another room, snap photos and display custom icons.

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I suppose you can change the voice of your social robot if you don't like the factory version...

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