Jibo certainly will teach market analysts many things by becoming extremely popular. But for that it needs to build up enough hype. This can only be achieved with clever marketing. Why isn?t Jibo marketed with Home Automation systems? Then people will get interested in home automation systems because they?ll be more interested in Jibo, and they?ll want to know what kind of a dimension is the home automation system because Jibo is marketed with it.
Yes, I can see this being the first home robot to seriously hit the market. One reason is that there's not much major movement. Yes, I would love to have a Jibo. This is like having a private secretary.
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