News: Jibo Is the Cutest (Or Possibly Creepiest) Personal Assistant

Jibo Is the Cutest (Or Possibly Creepiest) Personal Assistant

Jibo Is the Cutest (Or Possibly Creepiest) Personal Assistant

In 1999, Robin Williams starred in Bicentennial Man, a movie in which Williams played a robot named Andrew Martin, taking care of a family as a their nanny and personal assistant. For almost 15 years, I have waited for my Andrew Martin, but until now, I have been disappointed. Luckily, Jibo is on the job!

Jibo wears many hats. He is an assistant who keeps your schedule in order, a messenger who tells you when someone has tried to reach you, a photographer so no one has to miss out on being in a picture, an avatar for video chatting, a storyteller for children, and an overall companion.

Jibo is currently on IndieGogo, and has already surpassed its goal. The pre-order for one Jibo for $99 (already sold out), but there are higher pre-orders that include Jibo in the bundle.

Personally, I find him quite charming, though I could understand why people would find a communicative robot creepy. Either way—spoiler alert—I doubt he'll end up marrying your daughter like in Bicentennial Man.

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