A bit like SoftBank s Pepper bot, but without the arms and legs, Zenbo is a multi-functional machine designed for the family home.
Standing at little more than 60 centimeters and moving around on wheels, the diminutive robot has two main parts – a spherical base a little larger than a basketball, and a head comprising a digital display with enough space for Zenbo s massive blinking eyes.
The robot s raisons d être, apart from to make Asus a shed load of money, is to provide assistance, entertainment, and companionship for all members of the family.
We then see Zenbo reading out a paella recipe, with Mom able to ask for individual instructions as she goes.
Together we can make the robot of your dreams a reality, the chairman shouted to a bemused audience of tech reporters who were still recovering from watching him jig about the stage to dance music.
Not to be upstaged, Zenbo, too, pulled a few moves, though having only wheels it was rather limited in its ability to impress.