AI assistants, droids, robots; whatever you want to call them, these independently-functioning machines are the newest tech wave to sweep the industry. ASUS gets on the droid craze with one of their own launched at Computex here in Taiwan.
Zenbo is its name, and personal assisting is its game. ASUS rep Jonney Shih kicked off the Zenbo reveal and it is the future: it can remind you about your important appointments, respond to anyone messaging him, and in home emergencies, inform you immediately.
Zenbo is designed for everyone, but he has specific functionality that helps senior family members safeguard their health and well-being as well as enjoy a connected digital life. As a home care assistant, he proactively provides convenient, spoken reminders of important information, such as doctor’s appointments, medication and exercise schedules, and anything else that needs to be remembered. Zenbo also monitors the home for emergency situations — such as falls — and immediately responds to them by notifying specified family members on their smartphones, no matter where they are. When they receive an emergency notification, family members can remotely control Zenbo to move nearby and use Zenbo’s built-in camera to visually check on their loved one. Zenbo is also 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.
During the event, ASUS also encouraged developers to create applications compatible to Zenbo.
Zenbo supports a growing number of custom apps that expand his capabilities and bring new features to users. The free Zenbo Developer Program provides members access to the Zenbo SDK and a library of information they need to bring their creative ideas to life. Additionally, Zenbo Partners can work with ASUS to help build a rich, robotic ecosystem that will enhance Zenbo and enrich users’ lives.
ASUS committed to make the droid available and accessible to more countries as they are making a position to make mainstream robot assistant for several segments – , business, educational, entertainment and more.
For now there is no official announcement for Philippines to be released, But the price tag will be $ 599.00 and check zenbo.asus.com for more information about the droid Developer Program.