Asus ZenBo Robot Price is $599, Officially Announced!

All of the new products that Asus introduced here at #Zenvolution are amazing -- but perhaps the most exciting of them all is the super cute and very smart Asus ZenBo robot!

Asus ZenBo Robot

Donning a price tag of $599 or roughly Php 28,000, ZenBo is a product of Asus Chairman Jonney Shih’s desire and ambition to bring to benefits of robotic computing to every household.

Simply put, Zenbo is a friendly robot that's designed to provide assistance, entertainment, and companionship to families and meant to address the needs of each family member in today's digital era. With a full range of features, including the ability to move independently and understand spoken commands, Zenbo can certainly become your little, reliable companion at home.

Asus ZenBo Robot

Great for children, ZenBo can accompany them for both playtime and learning.

According to Asus, their new robot has a high-quality, built-in stereo sound system so it can play children's songs and even dance along to music for a fun playtime activity. Zenbo is also an expert storyteller who keeps children entertained during the day and helps them fall asleep at night. Zenbo includes a built-in library of stories that he tells in a variety of entertaining voices, while displaying accompanying images on his screen and controlling the room lighting to add a new level of interactivity and fun to story time. Zenbo also comes with educational games and an interactive encyclopedia that make learning fun.

As a home care assistant, ZenBo 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.

Asus ZenBo Robot

In addition to working with seniors and kids, Zenbo is also a hands-free household helper who enriches the home with a broad range of skills that make life easier and more enjoyable. Zenbo can connect to and control many smart home and traditional devices, including lights, TVs, air conditioners, and more. Homeowners can even use Zenbo's built-in screen to view visitors at the door and then unlock it with a simple voice command. He can also help out in the kitchen, reading recipes out loud and functioning as a voice-controlled timer, so home chefs can stay focused on cooking. With his built-in camera and ability to move around the house, Zenbo is a great family photographer who helps preserve special and everyday moments alike. 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. 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.