ASUS just held an event in Taiwan announcing the availability of its Zenbo robot. Starting on January 1st, customers in the country can get their own Zenbo robot for between $620 and $780(USD). At the launch event, ASUS did something that is simultaneously cute and terrifying. They got a choir of Zenbos to perform Mariah Carey’s Christmas classic, All I Want For Christmas Is You.
It basically sounds like a bunch of screechy and off-key demon children from hell singing this song, but at the same time it’s kind of adorable, so it just makes me feel really weird and uncomfortable.
Those poor people in the audience must have been horrified. Is this cute or creepy? I have no idea, but it’s wrong. Just wrong.