Meet JIBO, the World’s First Social Robot for the Home

“JIBO’s potential extends far beyond engaging in casual conversation and completing daily tasks.” – Katie Couric, Yahoo News

“A Robot with a Little Humanity” – John Markoff, New York Times

“JIBO isn’t an appliance, it’s a companion, one that can interact and react with its human owners in ways that delight instead of disturb.” – Lance Ulanoff, Mashable

“Move over, Siri, the JIBO robot is coming” – Maggie Lake, CNN

“This Friendly Robot Could One Day Be Your Family’s Personal Assistant” – Christina Bonnington, WIRED


JIBO: Available in White or Black

JIBO is available in White or Black. Pick your JIBO’s color when you order.

Helpful for Everyone

JIBO is the perfect robot for everyone in the family. Because JIBO is an open platform, his skills and applications will grow, helping and entertaining in ways we we haven’t yet imagined. We are so looking forward to seeing what JIBO developers build!


How JIBO Works


  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
This is the spot to advance your JIBO’s capabilities through new skills (robot applications).  We will keep the community posted on its opening and on what JIBO developers are building.

Who We Are

Dr. Cynthia Breazeal 
Founder & Chief ScientistPioneer of Social Robotics and MIT Professor, JIBO Inc. brings her vision and deep expertise to the world.
Steve Chambers 
CEO & Executive ChairmanHighly experienced business executive, formerly with Nuance and Polycom. Brought innovative, high-experience consumer technologies to global markets.
Andy Atkins 
VP EngineeringExperienced technical executive, formerly with Apple, Netflix, and Danger/Microsoft. Has delivered new hardware-software platform experiences and ecosystems in consumer technology.
Adam Craft
VP Manufacturing and OperationsExtensive experience leading China-based manufacturing initiatives and global supply chain coordination. Formerly with Hasbro, iRobot, and Dragon Innovation.
Jeri Asher 
EVP Business DevelopmentSerial entrepreneur and business executive. Deep expertise in bringing health-based technologies to the home.
Blade Kotelly
VP DesignLeading product designer. On MIT’s design-thinking faculty. Has created the user-experience for a wide variety of technologies from pagers to speech recognition to search.
Matt Revis
VP Product ManagementNearly fifteen years at Nuance working on speech technology and artificial intelligence, creating human-machine interfaces for the worlds’ leading devices.
Rich Westelman
VP Finance and G&ABusiness leader with over 20 years of experience in finance and operations. Has helped high-growth companies including SpeechWorks and Sermo achieve their potential.
Lynda Smith
VP Marketing and Developer NetworkMarketing leader. Most recently CMO at Twilio with a focus on developers. On faculty at Stanford teaching entrepreneurship.

Impressive Tech & Design at an Affordable Price.

Measuring at 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.

Technical Specs

SIZE: approx. 11″ tall, 6″ base
WEIGHT: approx. 6 lbs.
MATERIAL: aluminum, ABS plastic, glass
SENSORS: 2 color stereo cameras
360° sound localization
upper 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
POWER: AC adapter & battery-ready
CONNECT: WiFi & bluetooth
PLATFORM: embedded Linux-based
PROCESSOR: high-end ARM-based mobile

Developer Tools

The JIBO Developer Edition comes with a full SDK. If you are interested in developing new skills (robot applications) for the JIBO Store, the SDK is your route there.  The SDK will be available in advance of your robot shipping, so start jotting those ideas down.

JIBO 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 JIBO Forum, where you will receive additional information, support, and updates from the JIBO community.

The JIBO SDK includes:

      – Animation Tools that give developers control over JIBO’s movements and displays


      – Timeline Tools that give developers the ability to sequence and combine animations


      – Behavior Tools that give developers the ability to control how JIBO engages and responds to people


    – A Visual Simulator that gives developers the ability to create and observe more basic animations, timelines and behaviors without an actual robot.

For further information on the JIBO SDK, visit the FAQ or see our blog at:


Where do we ship?
At this time Jibo is available in the US, Canada, the EU (all 28 countries), Norway, Switzerland, Australia, New Zealand, China, Taiwan, Singapore, Hong Kong, Vietnam, Indonesia, Thailand, Brazil, Argentina, Chile, Peru & Mexico. International shipping dates may vary dependent on certification in country. All Jibos use US American-accented English. Support of other languages and accents will come in the future.

When we start shipping*
JIBO InDemand pre- orders will begin to be fulfilled in the April/May 2016 timeframe on a first-ordered, first- received basis. JIBO, Inc. will keep you notified of your JIBO ship date.