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Asus wheels out Zenbo, a cute home robot that seems too good to be true

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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.

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