Techstination, your destination for gadgets and gear. I’m Fred Fishkin. Ready to invite an AI social robot into your home? Jibo is the name of a table or counter top social robot….that is kind of like a little snowman….that sees and hears you…talks to you….recognizes different family members…plays games and music…dances…and more. The antics and impressive human like speech make Jibo part of the household pretty quickly. Beyond that, a Be a Maker app, turns Jibo into an educational tool allowing you to program the robot. Consumer Marketing VP Nancy Smith says new capabilities are being added… for instance as a social companion for seniors…
“He could potentially be a reminder for taking medications, a reminder to do some exercises. Reminders of appointments.”
At about 900 dollars…Jibo costs about the same as a high end tablet. You can find us at Techstination.com. I’m Fred Fishkin.