A new smart personal assistant has today launched on Indiegogo, called Jibo, the assistant claims to be the world’s first family robot.

Created by a team from MIT, the robot has already reached and gone well over it’s $100,000 goal, raising over $920,000 at the time of writing this article. The reason for this is it offers something most other systems cannot, featuring a design that looks as though it could be a character from a Pixar movie, the robot includes three-axis motors and a realistic sounding voice that can respond to the users voice command.

Jibo also has a HD LCD touchscreen on the front that will show a face, and will allow the user to control the robot if they don’t want to use their voice.

Inside there’s also a brain that will use artificial intelligence algorithms to adapt to the users lifestyle, and by using dual hi-res cameras, it can even rocgonise faces and track them.

This can be used to take photos at the right time, or follow you during a video call.

Jibo can even spot you coming home and turn the lights on, and even alert you of messages.

Check out the video below for a quick look.

Jibo is now available to back on Indiegogo, where you can pre-order on for $499 or above, and receive it at Christmas 2015.

Source: Indiegogo (Jibo)

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