I have to disagree with you. If you go back and watch the original video from the Indiegogo campaign (https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/jibo-the-world-s-first-social-robot-for-the-home#/) he is clearly being marketed as an assistant capable of placing orders, assisting in the kitchen, reading stories, and more.
If Jibo is going to be successful, especially at the $900 price tag, he’s going to have to do as much as Alexa, Google Home, and Siri, plus much more. The key to that is 3rd party skills and an SDK so that we developers can build them. And those skills must be able to be monetized to encourage developers to build them, just like Android and iPad apps.
Don’t get me wrong, I love the idea of Jibo, and I think he can be a better replacement for the other home assistants that are out there because he is more of a family member, not just a device.