IFA NEXT Startup Days
Circulus Inc. is a Korean startup that makes Pibo(Personal Interconnect rOBot). Circulus established in 2016. In 2018, Circulus selected as C-Lab of Samsung Electronics. And received investment from Hyundai Zero-One accelerator. In 2019, Circulus did crowdfunding successfully through Korean crowdfunding platform ‘WADIZ’. Pibo is a social robot for one-person households. So, all the functions of Pibo are focused on interaction with user. The features of Pibo can be summarized in three ways. First, the Bot, it is a several functions of Pibo, can be developed by user and can be share with another user in Bot store. It is simple like a smartphone’s marketplace. Second, Pibo knows the user’s feeling through the facial expression and conversations. It means that Pibo can converse with user based on their emotion. Third, Pibo can be customized by some functions. user can teach pibo through ‘Training Bot’. It allows Pibo to answer specific questions what user want. And, user can customize and upgrade Pibo through downloading new Bots what user want. If there was no Bot what user want, they can develop new Bot through development tool what Circulus offer.