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Jibo Hits $1.4M During the Final Days on Indiegogo

August 7, 2014 | Telepresence Options


Story and images by Samantha Hurst / Crowdfund Insider

Just 9 days before the closing of its crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo, Dr. Cynthia Breazeal's Jibo has reached $1,485,938 from over 3,000 backers. The device is considered the world's first ever family robot and has continued to gain attention from news outlets all over the world.

Standing at 11 inches tall and weight in at 6 pounds, Jibo is the perfect robot for every member of the family. It is an interactive companion that brings intelligence, helpfulness and personality to experiences for every member.

The Guardian Liberty Voice noted those that own a Jibo will be able to check their email, take pictures and even order take out. Children will also love this one-of-a-kind home assistant, as it will recognize them and engage them on any level that is appropriate to each child's age.

Jibo may also give the family a visual and audio of their love ones, but with its innovative design, can also turn side-to-side to allow conversations between multiple people without them having to crowd around a computer. Those featured on the device's screen will have the ability to turn its focus on whoever is speaking in the room.

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