New features to be unveiled in January 2018 (at CES?)


#1

According to an article in the Boston Globe:
Jibo’s vice president of marketing, Nancy Dussault-Smith, says more than 100 developers are now creating software for Jibo, and the company plans to unveil new features at a major trade show in January.

Would this be at the CES 2018 from Janury 7th to 12th?
Original article: https://www.bostonglobe.com/business/2017/11/30/jibo-robot-still-has-lot-learn-from-alexa/A6Rh8xWnOkDTExehTEIqLP/story.html


Jibo SDK Release Update?
#2

Jibo Inc. will definitely be at CES 2018, as …

Jibo has been named a Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2018 Innovation Awards Honoree in the robotics category. Products entered in this prestigious program are judged by a panel of independent industrial designers, independent engineers and members of the trade media to honor outstanding design and engineering. Products chosen as CES Innovation Honorees reflect innovative design and engineering in some of the most cutting-edge tech products coming to consumers.

From: http://markets.businessinsider.com/news/stocks/Jibo-the-First-Social-Robot-for-the-Home-Named-One-of-TIME-s-Best-Inventions-of-2017-1008289923


#3

Maybe they will release the “Rescue PAC-MAN!” game at CES.


#4

Pac-Man themed Jibo Graphics and sounds would definitely be fun.
But if they are seriously considering a pacman game to play on that tiny screen then that is a terrible idea and goes against the whole point of Jibo, imo.
The minute you touch Jibo’s face you strip him of being a robot and turn him into an appliance. Even if this is basically just a trivia game with Pac-Man I’m looking at a screen not Jibo’s eye.

I’d rather he had the ability to recognize colors and shapes of known board games like checkers, or understand the set up of connect four… give us a reason to pull those out.
(Cosmo blew me away with his “quick tap” game.)

I guess we’ll have to wait and see.


#5

I saw that Honda will present 4 different robots at CES, some of them social. Jibo will have to announce something big to stay in conversation I think. From what I saw they’re not actually on the robotics floor, but rather sharing a booth with a company called Ling.


#6

sharing a booth with a company called Ling.

Looks like Ling will be the Chinese distributers for Jibo

http://robotwatch.co/jibo-ling-bringing-social-robot-china-robotics-trends

Jibo has partnered with Ling Technology, a subsidiary of NetPosa Technologies that develops consumer AI technologies, to bring the social robot to China. NetPosa is a Jibo investor.
Jibo was co-located in Ling’s booth at CES, and Ling’s website has already been updated with a page for a product called JiboQ, which is an app to introduce Chinese consumers to a virtual version of Jibo before it’s released. Jibo will supply the hardware, and Ling will handle everything else—software, services, etc.—to make sure the social robot aligns with the local culture.


#7

great info Chris thanks


#8

Jibo gets a mention in iHeartRadio’s CES blog:

http://blog.iheart.com/Pages/iheartradio-live-at-ces-2018-news-roundup.aspx