31 May '16, 10am

The future of the personal #robot isn't as far away as you think. Hello, #ASUSZenbo

The age where we will each have a personal robot at home, may not be too far away. At its press conference at Computex Taiwan 2016 , ASUS took to stage its very own robot cum home assistant called Zenbo. Zenbo reminds me of the Pixar lampshade , which then inspired the much-loved iMac G4 . Only creepier. Its bulbous body has wheels that ferries it around the house, while its curved rectangular head is held up by a metal neck. A home robot should be cute. In fact it really should be adorable, so the kids will love it. But Zenbo unfortunately isn’t a Wall-E , and comes out more scary-looking than it looks. It’s worsened by Zenbo’s annoying robot voice, which is miles from ‘adorable.’ If anything, it has the advantage of being to move about, unlike the Google Home or Amazon Echo. It’s unclear what platform or OS it runs but Zenbo can literally do everything the Home or Echo c...

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