So, I’m guessing I’m not the only one working on skills for Jibo and I wanted to check in with all of you to see what you’re working on. In some cases, you might be wanting to keep it secret and I understand that, just chime in and say you’re doing something top secret. I’d just love to hear that Jibo’s skill set will be growing one way or another.
I decided to work on a paid skill first, since I’m hoping to monetize my stay with Jibo to make it a long and fruitful relationship (fingers crossed). I call my new skill Kitchen Assistant and it will give him superior powers on your kitchen table. Firstly, the basics:
he’ll work as a grocery list, letting you easily add and remove items from your shopping list, one or multiple at a time, even scanning items in and out (if this feature actually works in the SDK). He’ll send you the list to your phone when you ask and clear it when you come home.
he’s a quick measurement converter so a “Hey Jibo, how many teaspoons are in a cup?” will always be just a question away.
and, the best part, he’s a chef. He’ll have categorized recipes so you can easily start cooking without having to search the internet. Each recipe is custom-tailored to Jibo and he’ll walk you through the ingredients and steps in making the recipe, guiding you all the way with his instructions and visually using photos. He’ll even set timers so you don’t have to so you can do other things while the oven is doing it’s thing. His recipe book will start with categories like desserts and appetizers, but will quickly grow to include entrees, soups, specialty items, and much more.
Here’s a handful of sample phrases Jibo could react to with this skill (all currently 100% work except the last one):
- “Could you put cereal and pickled onions on the grocery list?”
- “Send me the shopping list please.”
- “What low-fat dessert recipes do you know?”
- “Do you know how to make crepes?”
- “Let’s make chocolate chip cookies.”
- “How long does it take to make quesadillas?”
- “What are the ingredients in ice cream?”
- “How much milk is in cookies?”
- “Scan this item into the grocery list.” (not yet implemented)
I’m close to finishing an alpha version now and just waiting to get my hands on Jibo to do real in-situ testing. Also got my work cut out for me in the kitchen while I cook and prepare each recipe (that’s the delicious part).