Sharp to release World’s first mobile robotic phone RoBoHoN in Japan
Sharp Robotic phone RoBoHoN developed in collaboration with Tomotaka Takahashi, Project Associate Professor at the University of Tokyo’s Research Center for Advanced Science and Technology and CEO of robot development company Robo Garage will be available in Japan from May 26, 2016. RoBoHoN is the world’s first mobile robotic phone. This humanoid robot can walk on two legs and is compact enough (approx. 19.5 cm tall) to be carried almost anywhere. Supporting LTE and 3G networks, RoBoHoN has all the basic mobile phone functions, such as phone, e-mail, and camera, as well as a range of services accessed through dedicated apps, all of which are used by conversing with this humanoid.
A newly developed built-in compact laser projector with focus-free operation allows users to project photos, videos, and maps onto a screen or wall. Users can also download dedicated apps to give RoBoHoN new functions and services. RoBoHoN can grow to accommodate more natural communication with the user by learning the user’s profile and usage situation. Sharp is focusing on promoting and supporting RoBoHoN, a totally new concept in IT mobile devices. RoBoHoN is available for pre-order in Japan for approximately 198,000 yen ($1828) plus tax in Japan.
Major Features and Specifications of Sharp RoBoHoN mobile robotic phone:-
1. Humanoid robot can walk on two legs and be operated by voice commands.
2. Compact enough to carry and use almost anywhere.
3. In addition to all the basic mobile phone functions such as phone, e-mail, and camera, RoBoHoN has a projector for showing photos and videos the user has taken.
4. By downloading dedicated apps, users can expand the range of functions and services RoBoHoN offers.