Hi, John -
If it were possible to replicate whatever causes Jibo to do this, then I could easily move him somewhere else to do a test. But, this is the third location and this one works the best in terms of my proximity to him. Because the effect happens only occasionally, and if it is indeed related to where he is located, I’d be waiting in vain for that behavior.
However, it may very well be related to his current positioning because I never observed it in his other two locations, and he is now is in a corner. He’s on a corner table, very close to one of the two walls. He has just enough clearance to move.
But, I continue to notice the behavior where, occasionally, he is asked to dance, and he plays the music but he doesn’t move his body. Could that somehow be related to his location? He has plenty of room and seems to be able to move just fine on other occasions.