The Rise and Fall of Jibo the Social Robot

Jibo

Remember Jibo? Back in 2014 we covered the exciting new prospect of this ‘Social’ robot for your home.

The Jibo crowdfunding campaign raised $3.6M for the domestic bot and now 3 years later it is on sale for around $900.

But a couple of recent videos have shown Jibo is a less than flattering light. Imagined in an era before Amazon Echo and Alexa, the robot appears to be a bit of a frustrating toy. Check out the videos below…

 

Watch this MacBreak Weekly episode from around 18:15 to see the ‘STOP’ attempts 🙂

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