Asus has launched its much awaited Zenfone 3 series today but all the limelight taken by the the Asus little bunny Robot “Zenbo” who wants to be your little Companion. We can say that the star of the night was the Asus Zenbo robot in whole press conference.
ASUS Zenbo arose from Chairman Jonney Shih’s ambition to enable robotic computing for every household. Zenbo is a friendly and capable home robot designed to provide assistance, entertainment, and companionship to families and meant to address the needs of each family member in this ubiquitous computing era. With a full range of capabilities, including the ability to move independently and understand spoken commands, Zenbo can assist in the home and interacting with him is easy and fun.
Zenbo reminds me about the “Weebo” Robot from the movie Flubber but the thing is it won’t fly though the air. The ASUS Zenbo is best described as a home robot / assistant, security guard, hands-free kitchen assistant and family photographer. Zenbo is a friendly companion who helps to bridge the digital divide between generations by making it easy to accomplish a variety of online tasks — including making video calls, using social media, shopping, and streaming movies and TV shows — using voice commands and guided help.
Zenbo is also a fun and educational playmate for kids who entertain them with interactive stories and learning games that foster their creativity and logical thinking skills. With his high-quality, built-in stereo sound system, Zenbo can play children's favorite songs and even dance along to the music, making for fun playtime activity. Zenbo is also an expert storyteller who keeps children entertained during the day and helps them fall asleep at night and it even blushes.
The ASUS Zenbo is capable of moving on its own, and also takes voice commands pretty well. You can basically tell him where to go, and he will obey without a problem. Zenbo’s face also serves as a touchscreen, this little robot will be able to patch through video calls, while you’ll also be able to surf by using his face, and do all kinds of other stuff. When homeowners are away, Zenbo provides peace of mind that their home is safe by acting as a remote-controlled home security camera that is accessible from anywhere via an intuitive smartphone app.
Zenbo supports a growing number of custom apps that expand his capabilities and bring new features to users. Naturally, ASUS is promoting a Zenbo developer program, with access to the bot's SDK and more information to help birth apps. Once ASUS decides to release this robot, it will cost $599 (Rs 40,000), which is not all that expensive for such Amazing product. What say about it? Are you impressed share your though in comment.