Jibo, the Boston-based startup trying to kickstart the social robot industry, has laid off an undisclosed number of employees. The news, first reported by BostInno, comes after Jibo started shipping its social robots to consumers in mid-November.
In an email to Robotics Business Review confirming the layoffs, the company said, “Now that Jibo has officially launched, we needed to realign the business in order to focus our resources on getting more content onto the robot.” The email added that Jibo customers “are very eager for him to be able to do more. This realignment will allow us to double-down our focus/efforts on content, so we can continue to enrich the Jibo experience for each of our customers.”
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