Do you believe that RoBoHoN Mobile Phone can walk on two legs

Sharp Corporation will release RoBoHoN, a small and easily portable robot-shaped phone.

The phone was 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 Co., Ltd. RoBoHoN is the world's first*1 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.

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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*2 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. What's more, RoBoHoN can grow to accommodate more natural communication with the user by learning the user's profile and usage situation.

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In conjunction with the product launch, an official RoBoHoN website provides users with cloud services and information on connectivity, product warranty, and how to reserve and purchase RoBoHoN.

Sharp is focusing on promoting and supporting RoBoHoN, a totally new concept in IT mobile devices.

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Robohon specifications

Product name   Mobile Robotic Phone

Model name   SR-01M-W

Nickname   RoBoHoN

Platform            Android 5.0

Height/weight   Approx. 19.5 cm/390 g

Servo motors   13

CPU           1.2GHz quad-core Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 400 processor

Memory           ROM: 16GB, RAM: 2GB

Talk time            VoLTE: Approx. 400 minutes, 3G: Approx. 410 minutes

Standby time       LTE: Approx. 210 hours, 3G: Approx. 220 hours

Display           Approx. 2.0-inch QVGA

Camera           8-megapixel CMOS camera

Projector            HD (1,280 x 720) equivalent

Networks   LTE, 3G

Wi-Fi®           IEEE 802.11b/g/n*5

Bluetooth   4.0

GPS           Yes

Sensors             9 (3-axis accelerometer, 3-axis geo-magnetometer, 3-axis gyroscope), light sensor

Charging time     Approx. 155 min

Battery capacity   1,700 mAh

Accessories      Table-top holder, AC adaptor, microUSB cable

Suggested price    198,000 yen plus tax*3

Realising date       May 26, 2016 (in Japan)

Sales volume         5,000 units per month

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RoBoHoN Major Features

Humanoid robot can walk on two legs and be operated by voice commands.
Compact enough to carry and use almost anywhere.
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.
By downloading dedicated apps, users can expand the range of functions and services RoBoHoN offers.

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