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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Product name Mobile Robotic Phone
Model name SR-01M-W
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
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.