Robotics has become one of the fastest growing and highly exciting fields of science, with advancements taking place every few months or so.
A Taiwan made robot ‘Zenbo’ manufactured by a Taiwanese electronics manufacture ‘Asus’ grabbed attention at Computex fair, Asia’s largest tech show.
According to AFP, Zenbo was introduced to Taiwan’s new President Tsai Ing-wen, who opened the show, Zenbo being at its best behaviour, said that it wanted to be “just like” her when the robot was asked what it would like to do when it grew up.
“Do you think I can be the first robot president one day?” it added.
This is not the only thing that Zenbo can do, other than just talk. The robot is able to read receipts for the elderly and recite children’s stories control your home and provide assistance when needed, all of this at cost of a smartphone.
According to The Guardian, the robot cost just $599, similar to that of a high-end smartphone. Zenbo rolls around on two wheels, shaped as a vacuum cleaner ball with cameras an oblong head on top with a colour touchscreen displaying a face with emotions.
Jonney Shih, the Asus chairman, said, “For decades, humans have dreamed of owning such a companion….Our ambition is to enable robotic computing for every household.”
With the advent of Zenbo and robots with similar functioning, we can expect a Robot maid, almost as smart as humans in future, which seems quite near. –Business Recorder