Jibo is a new robot from MIT Media Lab professor Cynthia Breazel, and he is designed to be a robot assistant for your family, he can take pictures, is capable of recognizing peoples faces and interacting with them, and he can also learn thanks to some AI algorithms.
The video below shows Jibo in action, performing some of the functions we mentioned, he is being funded by crowd funding, and will set you back $499 if the funding goal of $100,000 is met.
He can also do things like tell stories, notify you of your messages and voice mails, and remind you of important events or appointments you have.
Jibo stands 11 inches tall and he is made from a combination of aluminum, ABS plastic and glass, he features a HD touchscreen LCD display, he also comes with 2 color stereo cameras and 360 degree sound, plus WiFi and Bluetooth, he runs on an embedded Linux based platform and is powered by a high end ARM processor.
You can find out more details about Jibo over at Indiegogo at the link below, he certainly looks very impressive from the video, and we suspect this project will end up being funded, Jibo will start shipping in 2015.