Justin Woo

Developer Evangelist

The making of Jibo, the first social robot for the home

Jibo is a robot that understands speech, has a moving body that helps him communicate more effectively, and express emotions. Jibo has cameras and microphones to make sense of the world around him, including detecting where sounds come from and recognizing and tracking people. He has a display to show images, an eye that can morph into shapes at will, and a touch interface as a complementary input modality. Jibo encompasses the ultimate human-machine interface, with the potential of becoming a new interaction paradigm. In this talk I will take the audience through a journey in making such a complex devices and the challenged faced by the sheer complexity of integrating a large number of technologies in a character robot device for the home.

Justin Woo is the head of developer evangelism at Jibo (the world's first social robot for the home) where he helps 3rd party developers build javascript applications for Jibo's social robotic platform. Previously at PayPal and Microsoft, he loves dogs, squash and settlers of Catan.

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