The home robot assistant Zenbo to be released by Asus is able to understand what a homeowner asks of it and can carry out those functions.
The robot has an endearing appearance, with a head complete with a touchscreen "face" and a small lower body that allows the robot to roll around. The home robot assistant can be used as a personal assistant that reminds homeowners of their appointments, schedules, medications and also can detect emergencies. When not being used as a screen for a variety of functions including taking pictures, revealing recipes and reading stories and songs to children, the robot has large eyes and dramatic facial expressions.
The relatively affordable robot would be very useful for busy households in which parents balance work with taking care of their children.