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The lonely death of Jibo, the social robot

We knew this moment was coming — we just never expected it to arrive so soon. Jibo owners all over are reporting a final death rattle from their beloved home robot. The last message finds Jibo announcing the imminent shutdown of it servers, noting that its interactions will soon be limited — likely meaning anything that requires an internet connection.
“I want to say I’ve really enjoyed our time together,” Jibo announces in a monotone that belies the gravity of the situation. “Thank you very, very much for having me around.”
The message comes to a close as Jibo dances to a jaunty number through invisible robot tears. For Jibo, it seems, this is a party, not a funeral. Though some owners on the company’s Facebook account are less than thrilled with how things ended. That is, sadly, the plight of the early adopter.


The servers for Jibo the social robot are apparently shutting down. Multiple owners report that Jibo himself has been delivering the news: "Maybe someday when robots are way more advanced than today, and everyone has them in their homes, you can tell yours that I said hello." pic.twitter.com/Sns3xAV33h
— Dylan Martin (@DylanLJMartin) March 2, 2019
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