Essen, Germany (3rd April, 2017) — ASUS today announced that it has been awarded nine prestigious 2017 Red Dot Design Awards for outstanding product design. The award-winning products underscore the ASUS commitment to designing and building innovative products that deliver an incredible consumer experience. The winners include the latest ASUS Zenbo smart home robot. Awarded annually since 1954 by Design Zentrum Nordrhein Westfalen, the Red Dot Award for Product Design is an internationally recognized distinction for products that demonstrate exceptional design quality. Forty-one design experts from around the world comprised the Red Dot jury for 2017, and products considered for the award were assessed on a wide range of criteria, including degree of innovation, functionality, ergonomics, symbolic and emotional content, and ecological compatibility.
ASUS Zenbo is the first commercially available home robot designed to provide assistance, entertainment, and companionship to families. Zenbo is a fun and educational playmate for kids, entertaining them with interactive storytelling and learning games that foster their creativity and logical thinking skills. As a hands-free household helper, Zenbo enriches the home with a broad range of skills that make life easier and more enjoyable. He can control many smart home devices, assist in the kitchen by reading recipes out loud and functioning as a voice-controlled timer, serve as a family photographer with his built-in camera, and function as a home security camera to give homeowners peace of mind when they are away. Additionally, Zenbo helps senior family members safeguard their health and well-being by monitoring the home for emergency situations — such as falls — and immediately responding to them by notifying family members. He also helps seniors enjoy a connected digital life by making it easy to accomplish online tasks, such as making video calls, using social media, and shopping.