Taiwanese PC Maker Asustek to Research and Develop Service Robots

Published by , August 18, 2015 11:20 am

(Taipei Times) — Taiwanese PC maker Asustek Computer will tap into the interactive service robots industry in a bid for long-term business growth, a company executive said. In an interview with a multilingual technology blog network, Asustek chairman Jonney Shih reported that the company has established an advanced research center, the Da Vinci Lab, to undertake research and development for the robotics business.

Shih said he is personally driving the robotics project, and the company aims to manufacture a robot with the ability to interact with humans, similar to the intelligent Pepper robot co-developed by Hon Hai Precision Industry, and Japan’s Softbank’s Yuanta Securities Investment Consulting said it is a positive business move for Asustek, shifting away from its PC business amid the declining PC industry.

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