Jibo Social Robot to visit Spain in collaboration with everis and NTT DATA
Friday, 23 February, 2018

everis will unveil “BE A MAKER,” an all-new mobile application that introduces children to coding and creative thinking with support from Jibo, the world’s first social robot for the home at  the Mobile World Congress. From February 26th to March 1st, MWC attendees will be able to meet the Jibo robot and preview the “BE A MAKER” app, due out later this year.

everis, NTT DATA and a creative programming solution for kids

everis and NTT DATA have joined forces with Jibo in order to develop the application “BE A MAKER.” The app, based on the open-source Scratch platform, offers a code learning tool for kids and is part of the CLOQQ initiative.

The new application, available in April in the United States for iOS devices, will enable programming language learning for kids through fun activities, with Jibo’s support and help that will turn the process into a unique experience that allows users to improve their creative and computational thinking skills.

This collaboration offers a fun, inventive learning approach that combines technology, art and design, creating an innovative learning platform that challenges children in new ways.

We are proud to be able to include Jibo in CLOQQ, our fun-learning social initiative,” said Sergio Marco, director in the everis Innovation area. “Our objective is to motivate kids so they can be makers, improving their environment and strengthening their confidence through creative technologies and learning experiences. With Jibo, we are taking a step further towards achieving that goal.”

Robotics integrated part of your day-to-day life

Jibo is a social robot designed by some of the brightest and most respected minds in social robotics and artificial intelligence, including Massachusetts Institute of Technology professor and industry pioneer Cynthia Breazeal, co-founder and Chief Experience Officer at Jibo, Inc.. Designed to be a helpful, integrated part of your day-to-day life, Jibo experiences the world and reacts with expressive movements and responses. Jibo is powered by advanced Natural Language Understanding (NLU) along with speech and facial recognition technology, so he remembers and builds relationships with the people he interacts with most.

Jibo’s engaging personality makes him an ideal companion for this type of interactive, hands-on learning.

“In order for social robots to make truly meaningful contributions to our lives, they must support the human experience,” said Cynthia Breazeal. “Research indicates that when social robots are included in the learning process, children are more motivated to learn and have a more successful learning experience.”  

NTT Group at MWC

NTT Group will be exhibiting at Mobile World Congress 2018. NTT Group will introduce the new value brought to each industry field through collaboration with a wide range of partners by presenting representative and forward-looking examples of the B2B2X cases making use of such technologies as AI, IoT, and 5G.

Some of the solutions that will be present at NTT Group’s exhibitor will be a live demonstration of a robot performing calligraphy with 5G technology, big data obtained from sensors on race vehicles with interesting information for racing teams or prediction and prevention of malfunction of devices related to ships utilizing edge computing and AI.