Meet JIBO, The World’s First Family Robot

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THANK YOU

Thank you to all of our supporters who participated in our early campaign! We reached our $100,000 goal in 4 hours, and reached $1M in 7 days!

$599 HOME EDITION

1 JIBO+

JIBOAlive Toolkit

Get 1 Early Adopter JIBO Robot.

$699 DEVELOPER EDITION

1 JIBO+

JIBOAlive SDK

Get 1 Early Adopter JIBO Developer Edition.

$125 DEVELOPER UPGRADE

UPGRADE

DEVELOPER EDITION

Upgrade your Home Edition to the Developer Edition.

WHAT JIBO CAN DO

See

Two hi-res cameras recognize and track faces, capture photos, and enable immersive video calling.

Hear

360° microphones and natural language processing let you talk to JIBO from anywhere in the room.

Speak

Hands-free reminders and messages, so you'll never forget and can always be in touch.

Learn

Artificial Intelligence algorithms learn your preferences to adapt and fit into your life.

Help

Like a personal assistant, JIBO proactively helps you, to make everyday tasks simpler and easier.

Relate

Communicates and expresses using natural social and emotive cues so you understand each other better.

JIBO'S SKILLS

INTELLIGENT & HANDS-FREE

Assistant

Politely reminds you of important tasks and events to help you stay on top of things.

Messenger

Recognizes you and each member of your household, to deliver the right messages to the right people at the right time & place.

EMOTIONAL CONNECTOR

Photographer

Uses natural cues like movement, speech, and smile detection to know when someone’s posing for a picture.

Avatar

See-and-track camera makes it easy to turn and look at people, to support video calling as if you are in the room.

FUN & SUPPORTIVE

Storyteller

Sound effects, graphics and physical movements make a responsive and interactive storytelling experience.

Companion

Physical presence with helpfulness and heart, JIBO will put a smile on your face and make you feel better.

HELPFUL FOR EVERYONE

JIBO is the perfect robot for everyone in the family. Because JIBO is an open platform, his skills and uses will grow, helping and delighting in ways even we haven’t even imagined...

Adults

Manage your life, coordinate with your family, and capture special moments, no matter how tech savvy you are.

Seniors

Attentive companion that can help you live with greater independence and stay connected to those you love.

Kids

Responsive storyteller and playmate uses movement, animation, and sound to delight you and help you learn.

Teens

Connect with your friends in a new way, and have fun creating, customizing and sharing with JIBO and the JIBOAlive Toolkit.

Developers

Create new skills and content for JIBO with the JIBOAlive SDK. Then post your creations to the JIBO Store for others to enjoy.

HOW JIBO WORKS

Set up

  1. Follow JIBO’s instructions to connect him to your WiFi network
  2. Teach JIBO to recognize your face & voice
  3. Learn what you can ask JIBO to do
  4. Download the JIBO mobile app (Android & iOS) to connect JIBO to your mobile devices

Connect to Devices

Your JIBO Network can include:

  • Mobile devices
  • Personal computers
  • Other JIBOs

The JIBO Store

Expand your JIBO’s skills or customize his abilities through purchasing items from the JIBO Store.

You will also be able to buy other physical accessories to make your JIBO unique.

The JIBO Store will launch before the first JIBOs ship in Q3 of 2015.

WHO WE ARE

Steve Chambers

CEO

Highly experienced business executive, formerly with Nuance and Polycom. Brought innovative, high-experience consumer technologies to global markets.

Cynthia Breazeal

FOUNDER & CHIEF SCIENCE OFFICER

Pioneer of Social Robotics and MIT Professor, JIBO Inc. brings her vision and deep expertise to the world.

Andy Atkins

VP ENGINEERING

Experienced technical executive, formerly with Apple, Netflix, and Danger/Microsoft. Has delivered new hardware-software platform experiences and ecosystems in consumer technology.

Matt Revis

VP PRODUCT MANAGEMENT

Nearly fifteen years at Nuance working on speech technology and artificial intelligence, creating human-machine interfaces for the world's leading devices.

Jeri Asher

EVP BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT

Serial entrepreneur and business executive. Deep expertise in bringing health-based technologies to the home.

Dr. Todd Pack

ROBOT ARCHITECT

Lifelong robot builder. Brought numerous robots to market for iRobot. Constructs robot architectures that enable developers to build complex robotic products.

Dr. Roberto Pieraccini

CONVERSATIONAL TECHNOLOGIES

World-recognized innovator in scientific and commercial contexts at IBM and SpeechCycle. Pioneered conversational technologies using statistical machine-learning.

Rich Sadowsky

CHIEF CLOUD ARCHITECT

Pioneer in speech recognition in web-based and mobile apps, expert in cloud security, and inventor of Symantec's LiveUpdate.

Fardad Faridi

LEAD DESIGN & ANIMATION

World-class character animator and designer, with unique expertise in bringing animation and characters to life in physical robots.

Jonathan Ross

SOFTWARE DEVELOPER

From Zynga and Disney, brings deep expertise in video game development and interactive- character AI applied to robotics.

Dr. Maxim Makatchev

HUMAN-ROBOT INTERACTION ENGINEER

Expert in spoken and nonverbal communication and machine learning, applied to robots to make them social.

Creating JIBO

Roberto and Maxim building the JIBO prototype.

Andy debugging JIBO prototype.

TECHNICAL SPECS

Impressive Tech & Design at an Affordable Price.

Measuring about 11 inches tall and weighing approximately 6 pounds, JIBO is the perfect size to have an attention-worthy presence in a room, but easy enough to move about your house. JIBO’s striking design makes a sophisticated statement in any home.

The Specifics

SIZE:

approx. 11” tall, 6 “ base

WEIGHT:

approx. 6 lbs

MATERIAL:

aluminum, ABS plastic, glass

SENSORS:

2 color stereo cameras
360° sound localization
Full Body touch sensors

MOVEMENT:

3 full-revolute axes
high resolution encoder
feedback control

DISPLAY:

HD LCD touchscreen

SOUND:

2 premium speakers

LIGHTING:

Full spectrum ambient LED

LANGUAGE:

US English

POWER:

AC adapter & Battery

CONNECT:

Wifi & Bluetooth

PLATFORM:

Embedded Linux-based

PROCESSOR:

High-end ARM-based mobile

The Specifics

SIZE:

approx. 11” tall, 6 “ base

WEIGHT:

approx. 6 lbs

MATERIAL:

aluminum, ABS plastic, glass

SENSORS:

2 color stereo cameras
360° sound localization
Full Body touch sensors

MOVEMENT:

3 full-revolute axes
high resolution encoder
feedback control

DISPLAY:

HD LCD touchscreen

SOUND:

2 premium speakers

LIGHTING:

Full spectrum ambient LED

LANGUAGE:

US English

POWER:

AC adapter & Battery

CONNECT:

Wifi & Bluetooth

PLATFORM:

Embedded Linux-based

PROCESSOR:

High-end ARM-based mobile

DEVELOPER TOOLS

All JIBOs come with the JIBOAlive Toolkit. The JIBO Developer Edition comes with a full SDK. The Toolkit is great for getting JIBO to perform new tricks. If you are interested in developing new skills and content for the JIBO Store, then the SDK is for you.

Developer Early Access to JIBO and the JIBO Store

Get our very first manufacturing run of robots. You also get a head start on submitting apps to the JIBO Store, as the widely available SDK will not be released until early 2016. All content in the JIBO Store must be certified first.

JIBOAlive Developer Support

With the purchase of the JIBO Developer Edition, you will be enrolled in the JIBO Developer Program and have direct access to support and advice from our team.

With the purchase of any JIBO, anyone can have access to the JIBOAlive Forum, where you will receive additional information, support, and updates from the JIBO community.

JIBOAlive Toolkit (Home Edition)

  • Web-based JavaScript visual programming tool, animation-creation tool, and virtual simulator
  • Library of animations, sounds, vocalizations
  • Text-to-speech (TTS) tool for JIBO’s voice

JIBOAlive SDK (Developer Edition)

Everything in the JIBOAlive Toolkit, plus:

  • JavaScript API access to JIBO’s sensory systems
  • Eclipse plugin
  • Sample source code

For further information on the JIBOAlive SDK, visit our blog at blog.myjibo.com.

ROADMAP TO DELIVERY

Shipping

Where we ship

U.S. and Canada only. JIBO Inc. will honor international shipments from the 60-day campaign on Indiegogo. We will work to estimate shipping costs to international countries when JIBO is able to learn more languages in the future.

When we start shipping*

We start shipping the first Early Adopter JIBO Developer Editions in late Fall 2015 and Early Adopter JIBO Home Editions in Winter 2015 to our Indiegogo supporters. Early Adopter JIBOs pre-ordered after the Indiegogo campaign will ship in late Spring 2016.

*These estimated ship dates may vary. JIBO Inc. will keep you notified of your JIBO ship date.

Why order now

We process all shipments in the order in which we received payment. Those who pre-order through our campaign will receive their JIBOs in an earlier batch than those who order later. Please leave an email address to be notified when pre-orders open.

FAQs

It looks too good to be true. Is this real?

We have an amazing team to make Jibo a reality! While not everything in the video will necessarily be there at launch, the Jibo skills described above are part of the core skill set. The core skill set will be released in 2015. And, because of the rich platform and ecosystem we're building, everything in the video beyond the core skills will be possible -- and more! With our developer community, we will continue to improve the product and add new and exciting features over time.

Can I back-up my Jibo?

Jibo does not require manual back-up since Jibo is an always-connected device that automatically stores its data in your Jibo cloud. Only you are able to access your Jibo cloud data.

Should your Jibo ever need to be replaced, your Jibo cloud storage will bring your Jibo's memories back to life Once you connect your new Jibo to your Jibo cloud account.

What languages does Jibo support? When will he speak other languages?

Jibo speaks North American English. As Jibo learns and grows, additional languages may be availalbe through the Jibo Store.

What is the warranty?

All Product specifications, illustrations, drawings, particulars, dimensions and other information on the Site or made available by us are intended to represent no more than a general illustration of the Product and its features and do not constitute a warranty or representation by us that the Product will conform with the same.

How tall is Jibo? How heavy?

Jibo will be about 11" tall, with a 6" base. We estimate Jibo will be about 5 lbs, without the battery accessory.

Do I need a WiFi network?

Yes. You must have Jibo connected to a WiFi network to set up Jibo in your home, and also for many of Jibo's best skills.

What kind of batteries does Jibo take?

Jibo uses a proprietary battery that will be available through the Jibo store.

How do I charge Jibo?

Jibo comes with an AC charging pad that works with 110/220V. He'll be battery-ready, but does not ship with a battery. The first generation Jibo battery that will ship to customers who preordered the "Battery Pack" add-on perk during the Indiegogo campaign will provide an estimated 30-40 minutes of battery power. There will be a battery pack available for purchase to all customers through the Jibo store.

Who did your movie?

Bradley Leong and Kevin Lipnos at Feedback, LLC, made our movie, and we recommend them to anyone in a heartbeat! They are terrific!

Who did your website? Who supported your crowdfunding campaign?

We worked closely with Monsoon Company for our website. Fabulous to work with Sandeep Sood and his team at Monsoon are "in it to win it" with their clients and go the extra mile.

I preordered a Jibo, but I didn’t get a confirmation email. How can I check the status?

Please refer to this article on How to Check if Your Contribution is Successful .

If there is still an issue, you may contact us at indiegogo@myjibo.com with the subject line: PREORDER CONFIRMATION.

If you preordered through our website www.myjibo.com , your PayPal reciept can serve as your order confirmation.

If you would like further confirmation, please email orders@myjibo.com.

Who are your investors?

For information about our investors, see our announcement on MarketWired here.

Is Jibo Inc. hiring?

Yes! Please refer to our Careers Page for job openings and apply there.

If I have questions, how can I reach your team?

Please read through the FAQ first to find your answer. We are receiving a lot of special requests, and are responding as fast as possible!

For questions related to the Indiegogo campaign, you can contact support@indiegogo.com.

For shipping questions, please contact shipping@myjibo.com.

For trouble with your order, or would like to place a large-bulk order, please contact orders@myjibo.com.

For media inquiries, please contact press@myjibo.com.

If you want to share your story on how Jibo will impact your life, or how you are inspired by Social Robotics, please contact story@myjibo.com.

For job inquiries, please contact jobs@myjibo.com.

For partner inquiries or any other matters, you can always reach us at info@myjibo.com.

There was an error with my contribution. What happened?

Please refer to this article on common contribution errors and steps to resolve: Common Contribution Errors .

Does Jibo walk or have wheels? Where should I place him?

No, Jibo does not walk or have wheels. It's best to place him where most of your household activities happen (like in your kitchen or the family room), or where you expect you'll want Jibo's companionship and assistance the most.

Can you turn off the camera or is it always on?

When you tell Jibo to go to sleep, he will turn off his camera. Jibo will only wake, and turn his camera back on, when you ask him to wake up.

Can I name him something other than Jibo?

​Not yet. In the current release you have to use the name Jibo to address him. Future updates may allow for the possibility to give your Jibo a new name of your choice.

Is Jibo a male or a female?

Jibo is gendered male.

Where is my data stored?

Jibo periodically uploads your data to your Jibo cloud. Jibo does not require an additional explicit back-up step. Your data is encrypted while in transit and on the servers to remain secure and private.

How do I get information and support as a developer?

When you order a Jibo Developer Edition, you will be automatically enrolled in the Jibo Developer Program for free. We will also offer developer and code support on the Jibo blog as you develop Skills for Jibo.

Dedicated members of our team will provide additional support to those enrolled in the Jibo Developer Program. We want to help make your Jibo Skills and digital assets come to life and are committed to working with you to make your creations truly great.

Can it be programmed by anyone? What programming language do I need to know?

The JiboAlive Toolkit is a graphical tool for programming, easily accessible to those who have had exposure to basic graphical programming interfaces. The JiboAlive SDK requires knowledge of the JavaScript programming language. We plan to release the JiboAlive Toolkit and SDK in Q3 2015.

What is in the first skill set release?

Jibo will launch with core skills:

  • JiboMeet a telepresence skill
  • JiboWatch a home security skill
  • JiboTell a storytelling skill
  • JiboJot a reminder and notes skill
  • JiboSnap a photographer skill
  • Additional skills created by our developer community will be available in the Jibo Store
  • Is the software open source?

    The software is built on top of Linux (which is open source), but the Jibo subsystem is closed and proprietary.

    When does the Jibo Store open?

    Developers can gain exclusive access in late Q3 2015 to start submitting new skills. All submitted content must be reviewed and certified by Jibo Inc. before it is available on the store. The Jibo Store will open to the public by Holiday 2015.

    For more information about Jibo's Store and developer policies, please sign up for Jibo email updates on our website: www.myjibo.com

    When will Jibo ship?

    Our first Jibos to ship will be our Jibo Developer Edition, releasing in Q3 2015. Jibo Home Edition will arrive by Holiday 2015. While actual ship dates may vary, the Jibo Team is committed to communicating when you should expect the arrival of your family's new Jibo!

    Does it work with iOS and Android Devices or my computer?

    Yes. By Holiday 2015, Jibo will have his own mobile app that is compatible with iOS and Android devices. He also has a web interface so you can interact via computer.

    Will there be apps available for Jibo?

    The Jibo Store will launch to the public in late 2015. Jibo apps are called Skills. You will be able to download Jibo Skills as they are developed by our ecosystem partners and become available.

    Can I get a refund for my indiegogo contribution?

    Contributions are not refundable. All contributions go toward bringing Jibo to life. Please see the Indiegogo Terms of Use for more details.

    Is there a paid subscription?

    Jibo does not currently include a subscription options, but individual Jibo skills may offer subscription options from the Jibo store.

    I participated in your Boston Children's Hospital donation program. Is my donation tax deductible?

    Thank you for helping us bring Jibos to children in need. Per our agreement with Boston Children's, contributions to our donation program are not considered tax deductible.

    How does Jibo respect my privacy?

    A combination of technology and company policies are used to protect users privacy. Jibo complies with FTC Bureau of Consumer Protection guidelines including the Children’s Online Privacy and Protection Act (COPPA). A company security officer reviews security of all customer data at all phases of use. Jibo employs industry standard best practices regarding the way data is stored and transferred. Passwords are stored using cryptographic one-way hash functions. This ensures that nobody, even the company security officer, can ever gain access to a users’ password.

    Can someone watch or listen to me?

    Jibo robots have cameras and microphones that are used to interact with users and to provide the photography and messenger applications. There is no way for a remote user to enable the camera or microphone. Jibo's user interface makes it very clear to a user when they are engaged in a video or audio chat with others. Jibo's will only connect to other devices (including other Jibo robots) that have a digital certificate explicitly allowing that connection.

    When will accessories be available for Jibo?

    Accessories will be available for purchase through the Jibo Store by Holiday 2015.

    Where Does Jibo Ship?

    When we're ready to take more orderes, Jibo will only be available for preorder in the US & Canada.

    I'm getting a T-shirt as part of my order. Will you be collecting T-shirt sizes?

    Yes, we'll be in touch before the shirts ship to collect your sizes.

    I want to upgrade my Jibo Home Edition to the Jibo Developer Edition.

    To upgrade your Jibo Home Edition to the Developer edition, please email orders@myjibo.com with your request.

    Bring JIBO home.

    WHAT JIBO DOES

    WHAT JIBO CAN DO

    See

    Two hi-res cameras recognize and track faces, capture photos, and enable immersive video calling.

    Hear

    360° microphones and natural language processing let you talk to JIBO from anywhere in the room.

    Speak

    Hands-free reminders and messages, so you'll never forget and can always be in touch.

    Learn

    Artificial Intelligence algorithms learn your preferences to adapt and fit into your life.

    Help

    Like a personal assistant, JIBO proactively helps you, to make everyday tasks simpler and easier.

    Relate

    Communicates and expresses using natural social and emotive cues so you understand each other better.

    JIBO'S SKILLS

    JIBO'S SKILLS

    INTELLIGENT & HANDS-FREE

    Assistant

    Politely reminds you of important tasks and events to help you stay on top of things.

    Messenger

    Recognizes you and each member of your household, to deliver the right messages to the right people at the right time & place.

    EMOTIONAL CONNECTOR

    Photographer

    Uses natural cues like movement, speech, and smile detection to know when someone’s posing for a picture.

    Avatar

    See-and-track camera makes it easy to turn and look at people, to support video calling as if you are in the room.

    FUN & SUPPORTIVE

    Storyteller

    Sound effects, graphics and physical movements make a responsive and interactive storytelling experience.

    Companion

    Physical presence with helpfulness and heart, JIBO will put a smile on your face and make you feel better.

    HELPFUL FOR EVERYONE

    HELPFUL FOR EVERYONE

    JIBO is the perfect robot for everyone in the family. Because JIBO is an open platform, his skills and uses will grow, helping and delighting in ways even we haven’t even imagined...

    Adults

    Manage your life, coordinate with your family, and capture special moments, no matter how tech savvy you are.

    Seniors

    Attentive companion that can help you live with greater independence and stay connected to those you love.

    Kids

    Responsive storyteller and playmate uses movement, animation, and sound to delight you and help you learn.

    Teens

    Connect with your friends in a new way, and have fun creating, customizing and sharing with JIBO and the JIBOAlive Toolkit.

    Developers

    Create new skills and content for JIBO with the JIBOAlive SDK. Then post your creations to the JIBO Store for others to enjoy.

    HOW JIBO WORKS

    HOW JIBO WORKS

    Set up

    1. Follow JIBO’s instructions to connect him to your WiFi network
    2. Teach JIBO to recognize your face & voice
    3. Learn what you can ask JIBO to do
    4. Download the JIBO mobile app (Android & iOS) to connect JIBO to your mobile devices

    Connect to Devices

    Your JIBO Network can include:

    • Mobile devices
    • Personal computers
    • Other JIBOs

    The JIBO Store

    Expand your JIBO’s skills or customize his abilities through purchasing items from the JIBO Store.

    You will also be able to buy other physical accessories to make your JIBO unique.

    The JIBO Store will launch before the first JIBOs ship in Q3 of 2015.

    WHO WE ARE

    WHO WE ARE

    Steve Chambers

    CEO

    Highly experienced business executive, formerly with Nuance and Polycom. Brought innovative, high-experience consumer technologies to global markets.

    Cynthia Breazeal

    FOUNDER & CHIEF SCIENCE OFFICER

    Pioneer of Social Robotics and MIT Professor, JIBO Inc. brings her vision and deep expertise to the world.

    Andy Atkins

    VP ENGINEERING

    Experienced technical executive, formerly with Apple, Netflix, and Danger/Microsoft. Has delivered new hardware-software platform experiences and ecosystems in consumer technology.

    Matt Revis

    VP PRODUCT MANAGEMENT

    Nearly fifteen years at Nuance working on speech technology and artificial intelligence, creating human-machine interfaces for the world's leading devices.

    Jeri Asher

    EVP BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT

    Serial entrepreneur and business executive. Deep expertise in bringing health-based technologies to the home.

    Dr. Todd Pack

    ROBOT ARCHITECT

    Lifelong robot builder. Brought numerous robots to market for iRobot. Constructs robot architectures that enable developers to build complex robotic products.

    Dr. Roberto Pieraccini

    CONVERSATIONAL TECHNOLOGIES

    World-recognized innovator in scientific and commercial contexts at IBM and SpeechCycle. Pioneered conversational technologies using statistical machine-learning.

    Rich Sadowsky

    CHIEF CLOUD ARCHITECT

    Pioneer in speech recognition in web-based and mobile apps, expert in cloud security, and inventor of Symantec's LiveUpdate.

    Fardad Faridi

    LEAD DESIGN & ANIMATION

    World-class character animator and designer, with unique expertise in bringing animation and characters to life in physical robots.

    Jonathan Ross

    SOFTWARE DEVELOPER

    From Zynga and Disney, brings deep expertise in video game development and interactive- character AI applied to robotics.

    Dr. Maxim Makatchev

    HUMAN-ROBOT INTERACTION ENGINEER

    Expert in spoken and nonverbal communication and machine learning, applied to robots to make them social.

    CREATING JIBO

    Creating JIBO

    Roberto and Maxim building the JIBO prototype.

    Andy debugging JIBO prototype.

    TECH SPECS

    TECHNICAL SPECS

    Impressive Tech & Design at an Affordable Price.

    Measuring about 11 inches tall and weighing approximately 6 pounds, JIBO is the perfect size to have an attention-worthy presence in a room, but easy enough to move about your house. JIBO’s striking design makes a sophisticated statement in any home.

    The Specifics

    SIZE:

    approx. 11” tall, 6 “ base

    WEIGHT:

    approx. 6 lbs

    MATERIAL:

    aluminum, ABS plastic, glass

    SENSORS:

    2 color stereo cameras
    360° sound localization
    Full Body touch sensors

    MOVEMENT:

    3 full-revolute axes
    high resolution encoder
    feedback control

    DISPLAY:

    HD LCD touchscreen

    SOUND:

    2 premium speakers

    LIGHTING:

    Full spectrum ambient LED

    LANGUAGE:

    US English

    POWER:

    AC adapter & Battery

    CONNECT:

    Wifi & Bluetooth

    PLATFORM:

    Embedded Linux-based

    PROCESSOR:

    High-end ARM-based mobile

    The Specifics

    SIZE:

    approx. 11” tall, 6 “ base

    WEIGHT:

    approx. 6 lbs

    MATERIAL:

    aluminum, ABS plastic, glass

    SENSORS:

    2 color stereo cameras
    360° sound localization
    Full Body touch sensors

    MOVEMENT:

    3 full-revolute axes
    high resolution encoder
    feedback control

    DISPLAY:

    HD LCD touchscreen

    SOUND:

    2 premium speakers

    LIGHTING:

    Full spectrum ambient LED

    LANGUAGE:

    US English

    POWER:

    AC adapter & Battery

    CONNECT:

    Wifi & Bluetooth

    PLATFORM:

    Embedded Linux-based

    PROCESSOR:

    High-end ARM-based mobile

    DEVELOPER TOOLS

    DEVELOPER TOOLS

    All JIBOs come with the JIBOAlive Toolkit. The JIBO Developer Edition comes with a full SDK. The Toolkit is great for getting JIBO to perform new tricks. If you are interested in developing new skills and content for the JIBO Store, then the SDK is for you.

    Developer Early Access to JIBO and the JIBO Store

    Get our very first manufacturing run of robots. You also get a head start on submitting apps to the JIBO Store, as the widely available SDK will not be released until early 2016. All content in the JIBO Store must be certified first.

    JIBOAlive Developer Support

    With the purchase of the JIBO Developer Edition, you will be enrolled in the JIBO Developer Program and have direct access to support and advice from our team.

    With the purchase of any JIBO, anyone can have access to the JIBOAlive Forum, where you will receive additional information, support, and updates from the JIBO community.

    JIBOAlive Toolkit (Home Edition)

    • Web-based JavaScript visual programming tool, animation-creation tool, and virtual simulator
    • Library of animations, sounds, vocalizations
    • Text-to-speech (TTS) tool for JIBO’s voice

    JIBOAlive SDK (Developer Edition)

    Everything in the JIBOAlive Toolkit, plus:

    • JavaScript API access to JIBO’s sensory systems
    • Eclipse plugin
    • Sample source code

    For further information on the JIBOAlive SDK, visit our blog at blog.myjibo.com.

    ROADMAP

    ROADMAP TO DELIVERY

    SHIPPING

    Shipping

    Where we ship

    U.S. and Canada only. JIBO Inc. will honor international shipments from the 60-day campaign on Indiegogo. We will work to estimate shipping costs to international countries when JIBO is able to learn more languages in the future.

    When we start shipping*

    We start shipping the first Early Adopter JIBO Developer Editions in late Fall 2015 and Early Adopter JIBO Home Editions in Winter 2015 to our Indiegogo supporters. Early Adopter JIBOs pre-ordered after the Indiegogo campaign will ship in late Spring 2016.

    *These estimated ship dates may vary. JIBO Inc. will keep you notified of your JIBO ship date.

    Why order now

    We process all shipments in the order in which we received payment. Those who pre-order through our campaign will receive their JIBOs in an earlier batch than those who order later. Please leave an email address to be notified when pre-orders open.

    FAQS

    FAQs

    It looks too good to be true. Is this real?

    We have an amazing team to make Jibo a reality! While not everything in the video will necessarily be there at launch, the Jibo skills described above are part of the core skill set. The core skill set will be released in 2015. And, because of the rich platform and ecosystem we're building, everything in the video beyond the core skills will be possible -- and more! With our developer community, we will continue to improve the product and add new and exciting features over time.

    Can I back-up my Jibo?

    Jibo does not require manual back-up since Jibo is an always-connected device that automatically stores its data in your Jibo cloud. Only you are able to access your Jibo cloud data.

    Should your Jibo ever need to be replaced, your Jibo cloud storage will bring your Jibo's memories back to life Once you connect your new Jibo to your Jibo cloud account.

    What languages does Jibo support? When will he speak other languages?

    Jibo speaks North American English. As Jibo learns and grows, additional languages may be availalbe through the Jibo Store.

    What is the warranty?

    All Product specifications, illustrations, drawings, particulars, dimensions and other information on the Site or made available by us are intended to represent no more than a general illustration of the Product and its features and do not constitute a warranty or representation by us that the Product will conform with the same.

    How tall is Jibo? How heavy?

    Jibo will be about 11" tall, with a 6" base. We estimate Jibo will be about 5 lbs, without the battery accessory.

    Do I need a WiFi network?

    Yes. You must have Jibo connected to a WiFi network to set up Jibo in your home, and also for many of Jibo's best skills.

    What kind of batteries does Jibo take?

    Jibo uses a proprietary battery that will be available through the Jibo store.

    How do I charge Jibo?

    Jibo comes with an AC charging pad that works with 110/220V. He'll be battery-ready, but does not ship with a battery. The first generation Jibo battery that will ship to customers who preordered the "Battery Pack" add-on perk during the Indiegogo campaign will provide an estimated 30-40 minutes of battery power. There will be a battery pack available for purchase to all customers through the Jibo store.

    Who did your movie?

    Bradley Leong and Kevin Lipnos at Feedback, LLC, made our movie, and we recommend them to anyone in a heartbeat! They are terrific!

    Who did your website? Who supported your crowdfunding campaign?

    We worked closely with Monsoon Company for our website. Fabulous to work with Sandeep Sood and his team at Monsoon are "in it to win it" with their clients and go the extra mile.

    I preordered a Jibo, but I didn’t get a confirmation email. How can I check the status?

    Please refer to this article on How to Check if Your Contribution is Successful .

    If there is still an issue, you may contact us at indiegogo@myjibo.com with the subject line: PREORDER CONFIRMATION.

    If you preordered through our website www.myjibo.com , your PayPal reciept can serve as your order confirmation.

    If you would like further confirmation, please email orders@myjibo.com.

    Who are your investors?

    For information about our investors, see our announcement on MarketWired here.

    Is Jibo Inc. hiring?

    Yes! Please refer to our Careers Page for job openings and apply there.

    If I have questions, how can I reach your team?

    Please read through the FAQ first to find your answer. We are receiving a lot of special requests, and are responding as fast as possible!

    For questions related to the Indiegogo campaign, you can contact support@indiegogo.com.

    For shipping questions, please contact shipping@myjibo.com.

    For trouble with your order, or would like to place a large-bulk order, please contact orders@myjibo.com.

    For media inquiries, please contact press@myjibo.com.

    If you want to share your story on how Jibo will impact your life, or how you are inspired by Social Robotics, please contact story@myjibo.com.

    For job inquiries, please contact jobs@myjibo.com.

    For partner inquiries or any other matters, you can always reach us at info@myjibo.com.

    There was an error with my contribution. What happened?

    Please refer to this article on common contribution errors and steps to resolve: Common Contribution Errors .

    Does Jibo walk or have wheels? Where should I place him?

    No, Jibo does not walk or have wheels. It's best to place him where most of your household activities happen (like in your kitchen or the family room), or where you expect you'll want Jibo's companionship and assistance the most.

    Can you turn off the camera or is it always on?

    When you tell Jibo to go to sleep, he will turn off his camera. Jibo will only wake, and turn his camera back on, when you ask him to wake up.

    Can I name him something other than Jibo?

    ​Not yet. In the current release you have to use the name Jibo to address him. Future updates may allow for the possibility to give your Jibo a new name of your choice.

    Is Jibo a male or a female?

    Jibo is gendered male.

    Where is my data stored?

    Jibo periodically uploads your data to your Jibo cloud. Jibo does not require an additional explicit back-up step. Your data is encrypted while in transit and on the servers to remain secure and private.

    How do I get information and support as a developer?

    When you order a Jibo Developer Edition, you will be automatically enrolled in the Jibo Developer Program for free. We will also offer developer and code support on the Jibo blog as you develop Skills for Jibo.

    Dedicated members of our team will provide additional support to those enrolled in the Jibo Developer Program. We want to help make your Jibo Skills and digital assets come to life and are committed to working with you to make your creations truly great.

    Can it be programmed by anyone? What programming language do I need to know?

    The JiboAlive Toolkit is a graphical tool for programming, easily accessible to those who have had exposure to basic graphical programming interfaces. The JiboAlive SDK requires knowledge of the JavaScript programming language. We plan to release the JiboAlive Toolkit and SDK in Q3 2015.

    What is in the first skill set release?

    Jibo will launch with core skills:

  • JiboMeet a telepresence skill
  • JiboWatch a home security skill
  • JiboTell a storytelling skill
  • JiboJot a reminder and notes skill
  • JiboSnap a photographer skill
  • Additional skills created by our developer community will be available in the Jibo Store
  • Is the software open source?

    The software is built on top of Linux (which is open source), but the Jibo subsystem is closed and proprietary.

    When does the Jibo Store open?

    Developers can gain exclusive access in late Q3 2015 to start submitting new skills. All submitted content must be reviewed and certified by Jibo Inc. before it is available on the store. The Jibo Store will open to the public by Holiday 2015.

    For more information about Jibo's Store and developer policies, please sign up for Jibo email updates on our website: www.myjibo.com

    When will Jibo ship?

    Our first Jibos to ship will be our Jibo Developer Edition, releasing in Q3 2015. Jibo Home Edition will arrive by Holiday 2015. While actual ship dates may vary, the Jibo Team is committed to communicating when you should expect the arrival of your family's new Jibo!

    Does it work with iOS and Android Devices or my computer?

    Yes. By Holiday 2015, Jibo will have his own mobile app that is compatible with iOS and Android devices. He also has a web interface so you can interact via computer.

    Will there be apps available for Jibo?

    The Jibo Store will launch to the public in late 2015. Jibo apps are called Skills. You will be able to download Jibo Skills as they are developed by our ecosystem partners and become available.

    Can I get a refund for my indiegogo contribution?

    Contributions are not refundable. All contributions go toward bringing Jibo to life. Please see the Indiegogo Terms of Use for more details.

    Is there a paid subscription?

    Jibo does not currently include a subscription options, but individual Jibo skills may offer subscription options from the Jibo store.

    I participated in your Boston Children's Hospital donation program. Is my donation tax deductible?

    Thank you for helping us bring Jibos to children in need. Per our agreement with Boston Children's, contributions to our donation program are not considered tax deductible.

    How does Jibo respect my privacy?

    A combination of technology and company policies are used to protect users privacy. Jibo complies with FTC Bureau of Consumer Protection guidelines including the Children’s Online Privacy and Protection Act (COPPA). A company security officer reviews security of all customer data at all phases of use. Jibo employs industry standard best practices regarding the way data is stored and transferred. Passwords are stored using cryptographic one-way hash functions. This ensures that nobody, even the company security officer, can ever gain access to a users’ password.

    Can someone watch or listen to me?

    Jibo robots have cameras and microphones that are used to interact with users and to provide the photography and messenger applications. There is no way for a remote user to enable the camera or microphone. Jibo's user interface makes it very clear to a user when they are engaged in a video or audio chat with others. Jibo's will only connect to other devices (including other Jibo robots) that have a digital certificate explicitly allowing that connection.

    When will accessories be available for Jibo?

    Accessories will be available for purchase through the Jibo Store by Holiday 2015.

    Where Does Jibo Ship?

    When we're ready to take more orderes, Jibo will only be available for preorder in the US & Canada.

    I'm getting a T-shirt as part of my order. Will you be collecting T-shirt sizes?

    Yes, we'll be in touch before the shirts ship to collect your sizes.

    I want to upgrade my Jibo Home Edition to the Jibo Developer Edition.

    To upgrade your Jibo Home Edition to the Developer edition, please email orders@myjibo.com with your request.

    Bring JIBO home.