It can respond to your voice, read children’s stories, and follow you around the house.
Announced at the Computex electronics show in Taiwan today, it closely resembles an iMac G4. But it’s way more than a computer: Zenbo’s white orb hides a set of wheels that propels it around the house, reading children’s stories and reminding whoever’s cooking breakfast how much flour to put in the waffles.
Attached to the top of the orb via a shiny metal arm is the robot’s face, an oval-shaped screen with a built-in display that can show information or, in true robot fashion, eyes and a mouth. It also includes a camera, which can detect faces, take photos and videos, and offer remote home monitoring via an app.