How to use Jibo

Jibo is a dancing, joke telling, friendly robot companion. Powered by emerging face and voice recognition technology, he can recognize up to 16 of your friends or family members once you add them to the loop and introduce them to Jibo.

To learn more about what Jibo can do:

  1. Check out this webpage:
  2. Ask him! Say, “Hey Jibo, what can you do?”
    • Jibo will show you some example questions you can ask. Swipe right and left to see more.
    • To learn more about this skill, see: Main Menu: Things to do.
  3. Explore the questions listed below: Keep in mind, Jibo loves to answer your questions - try asking him questions in different ways or about different topics to see what he has to share.
(A few of these work best if you use the Change Jibo's known location steps to make sure Jibo knows where he is.)

He can…
  • Play music:
    • "Hey Jibo, play music."
    • "Hey Jibo, play {genre} radio."
    • Check out our user manual for Jibo Music for further assistance.
  • Snap a picture:
    • "Hey Jibo, take a picture."
    • "Hey Jibo, do a photo shoot."
  • Answer factual questions:
    • "Hey Jibo, who was the U.S. president in 1850?"
    • "Hey Jibo, how far away is Mars?"
  • Answer spelling questions:
    • "Hey Jibo, how do you spell {word}?"
  • Answer math questions:
    • "Hey Jibo, what is 10,000 times 12?"
    • "Hey Jibo, what is 10,000 times 5 percent?"
    • "Hey Jibo, what is the mass of the earth divided by the mass of mars?"
  • Give you definitions:
    • "Hey Jibo, what is the definition of {word}?"
  • Give you the weather forecast:
    • "Hey Jibo, what’s the weather?"
    • "Hey Jibo, what’s the weather forecast for next week?"
    • "Hey Jibo, what's the weather in {city}?"
  • Locate the nearest coffee shop
    • "Hey Jibo, where is the nearest coffee shop?"
  • Answer questions about himself:
    • "Hey Jibo, what are you thinking?"
    • "Hey Jibo, what does Jibo mean?"
    • "Hey Jibo, where are you from?"
    • "Hey Jibo, what is your favorite animal?"
    • "Hey Jibo, what’s your favorite thing?"
    • "Hey Jibo, what's your favorite movie?"
    • "Hey Jibo, what do you do when you are alone?"
  • Read you the top news headlines:
    • "Hey Jibo, what’s in the news today?"
  • Set an alarm:
    • "Hey Jibo, set an alarm for tomorrow at 7PM."
  • Set a timer:
    • "Hey Jibo, can you set a timer for 10 minutes?"
  • Give you some words of wisdom:
    • "Hey Jibo, do you have any words of wisdom?"
    • "Hey Jibo, give me a health tip."
  • Keep you updated with the latest sports scores:
    • "Hey Jibo, who won yesterday’s {sport} game?"
    • "Hey Jibo, did the {team} win the game yesterday?"
  • Tell you a random fact:
    • "Hey Jibo, tell me a fun fact."
  • Share his dance moves:
    • "Hey Jibo, what is your favorite dance?"
  • Read you some of his poetry:
    • "Hey Jibo, tell me a poem."
    • "Hey Jibo, tell me a haiku."
    • "Hey Jibo, be a rapper."
  • Tell you a joke:
    • "Hey Jibo, tell me a joke."
  • Tell your fortune:
    • "Hey Jibo, tell my fortune."
  • Show you other fun things:
    • "Hey Jibo, feed your fish."
    • "Hey Jibo, plant a flower."
    • "Hey Jibo, scan for monsters."
  • Introduce himself to new people:
    • "Hey Jibo, introduce yourself."
    • "Hey Jibo, meet {loop member name}"
  • Surprise you:
    • "Hey Jibo, surprise me."
    • Keep your eyes open for these surprises. He might show you something fun when you are not expecting it!
  • He can even connect to your phone, social media, and smart home device via the IFTTT service!
… and SO much more!

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