Hacking Arts 2016 at MIT Media Lab Invites Jibo to Join

Justin Woo
November 28, 2016

Jibo had a chance to visit co-founder Cynthia Breazeal’s stomping grounds at the MIT MediaLab for Hacking Arts 2016. This is a unique event that brings together creative technologists, artists, innovators and hackers to explore the future of the arts. The annual event consists of three components: a conference, Tech Expo and Hackathon.

Jibo Visits MLH Prime in Austin, TX

Justin Woo
November 23, 2016

Jibo is making his rounds at a number of select hackathons and events, as you’ve seen in earlier posts. It is all about creating awareness of Jibo as a platform and learning about how people think about building skills for Jibo. We are continuously amazed and inspired by the ideas people bring to the table.

A PixiAnimate Aquarium

Andrew Rapo
November 11, 2016

Note : This post elaborates on a previous post which provides an introduction to using the PixiAnimate Extension.

Timeline Animation

This post illustrates the way Adobe Animate and the PixiAnimate Extension can be used to create programmatically-controlled, game-like timeline animations for Jibo. For example, consider a hypothetical Jibo Aquarium - featuring Jibo-inspired fish created by Lead Designer Fardad Faridi.

Jibo Event Blog Post

Justin Woo
November 7, 2016

Jibo’s been making the rounds to developer and tech events in Boston and the Bay area over the last two weeks. Here’s a quick round up.

TechInMotion Boston

Our Boston HQ team brought Jibo and the Jibo SDK to TechInMotion Boston. There was strong interest in building skills for Jibo from development companies in the area.

PixiAnimate

Andrew Rapo
October 26, 2016

One of the features that makes Jibo so expressive is his HD screen. Because Jibo’s presentation layer runtime is Electron, developers can use all of the features of Chrome to draw on the screen. Traditional DOM, CSS and Canvas techniques are all options. For high-performance rendering, developers can also use WebGL rendering libraries like three.js and PixiJS.

Jibo visits HackUMass

Justin Woo
October 18, 2016

Jibo and his crew recently attended HackUMass . The event drew ~600 students.

It was a 36-hour hack, where the teams learned the tools and built to win. Organizers reached out to Jibo, Inc., recognizing that building for a robot with a personality is a unique opportunity, especially since Jibo lives just around the corner from the University of Massachusetts Amherst.

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