ASUSTeK Computer Inc., Taipei, Taiwan
The Zenbo home robot moves independently through the home and follows voice commands. Its face functions as a touchscreen and can express a range of emotions. The robot is thus particularly suited for entertaining children with games or supporting seniors in their daily lives. Thanks to an integrated camera, it also takes over the security surveillance of the home. Connected to other smart home devices, such as light switches or the TV, it serves as a central control unit.
Statement by the jury
»With its spherical body and cute face, Zenbo appeals to all age groups. Its voice-operated command and control system helps it to appear even more human. «