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.


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.


Andrew Rapo
October 12, 2016

Jibo Skills are built around voice interactions. We refer to the Voice User Interface as the VUI . The goal of VUI development is to enable dialog . In the early versions of the Jibo SDK, the VUI toolkit included the Listen behavior (speech recognition) and the TTS behavior (text-to-speech). With these simple building blocks it is possible to create rich dialog experiences, but it is a lot of work.

Taking What You Build Today into the Next Version of the SDK

Justin Woo
September 27, 2016

The next version of the Jibo SDK includes new tools, which will make the building of skills (robot applications) that much easier. These include Adobe Animate Pipeline, MIMs, Flow Editor, GUI Kit, Embodied Speech and User Identification and Knowledge Base API’s. We are targeting late this year for the release of this new version.