Zenbo Home Robot Pours on the Charm

Asus recently unveiled a family robot that can serve as a home healthcare assistant, control connected devices in the smart home, monitor security, perform various online tasks, and function as a playmate, among other things. Asus’ Zenbo made its debut at last month’s Computex computer show. At the same time, Asus launched a program that provides devs with access to the Zenbo SDK. Zenbo will be priced at US$600, but Asus did not announce when it will be available to consumers. “This is following the trend of personal robots building on the technology and services trends that the smartphone space made popular,” said Philip Solis, a research director at ABI Research. “One can think of this as a smartphone or an Amazon Echo with mobility and articulation — to aim…


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