Taiwanese computer manufacturer, Asustek, has unveiled plans to build an Android-powered educational robot called the EeeBot. The goal of the government-sponsored project is to promote the Android OS by building a low-cost robot that will interact with children. Asustek will build the hardware and the software for the robot and will subsidize a portion of the cost to keep it affordable for families. Revenue to offset the subsidy will be generated through the sale of content and services for the robot. Asustek expects to have a prototype ready for trial in two years and predicts that these child-friendly (and green?) robots will generate a yearly output value of NT$5 billion in five years.
[via PC World]