Meet Jibo, a robotic device designed for people to use at home. Developed by MIT's Cynthia Breazeal, the robot can turn toward whoever's speaking to it and interact with them in a fun and engaging way. Remarkably, Jibo is expected to cost as little as a tablet computer.
We can't wait for the day when we'll read newspapers and magazines on our tablet computers, but what will happen to those darling newspaper stands and kiosks when that day comes? Based on this demo, they'll become better than ever.
The compound sketched here is acetaminophen. Most wouldn't know that offhand and might struggle through messy Google searches in an attempt to find out. But what if our computers understood the sketch and we just had to voice our question?