Hey, Jibo! A Lovely Roundish Robot Meets Abyssinian Johnny
Jibo and Abyssinian Johnny
Hey, Jibo! Welcome to our home! Jibo is a roundish robot who can help you and
Abyssinian Johnny searches a box
What is Jibo?
Jibo and coffee cups
After you open the box, you’ll find this lovely roundish robot and plug him in the butt. We introduce ourselves to him and he recognizes each party with the voice and face recognition.
Through the interections, Jibo learns our likings using machine learning and natural language processing.
For me, it looks like Doraemon, Japanese cat robot manga character who came from the century.
What Can Jibo Do Now?
Jibo with “jibo” on his face
The best thing Jibo can do now, in our opinion, is dance! It has several moves and music to go with it. I asked him to play Bruno Mars but he told me he couldn’t play music on request now.
Comparison with Alexa
Jibo and Alexa on a white shelf
We’ve already had Alexa at home and somehow I’m having a difficult time to communicate with her. Why I feel that way because she really doesn’t understand my pronunciation some time and music she recommends me is not really expressive to me.
While she can do so many things such as voice shopping, controlling lights and thermostat, which we don’t use.
Jibo and Pet
Abyssinian Johnny Looks into Jibo
This is not happening right now, but it’d be so interesting once smart A.I. interacts with a pet. The idea of entertaining your pet while you are away sound marvelous.
Originally published at Johnny Times.