Japanese RoBoHoN Robot Phone Is Why Geeks Love Japan

Posted: Oct 8 2015, 2:00am CDT | by , Updated: Apr 14 2016, 7:27am CDT, in News | Technology News

Japanese RoBoHoN Robot Phone is Why Geeks Love Japan

Update 04/14: Sharp starts to sell the RoBoHon for $1,800 in May of 2016.

It has been a while that a gadget comes out of Japan that is so weird that it can only come out of Japan. Meet RoBoHoN. It is a 20cm tall robot that is also a smartphone. Users actually hold the robot to their ear to phone with it. Looks weird? Of course it does, that is why RoBoHoN is awesome.


RoBoHon is telling its user with a funny voice that they have a call or got a message. The robot can walk and use its hands to gesture. With it's built in camera it takes photos and videos on command even asking people to smile for the camera. It also has a built-in projector for viewing photos and videos.

The video below shows off the capabilities of RoBoHon.

It is a concept for now, but looks already pretty polished. RoBoHon is 19.5cm tall and weighs 390g. Technology specifications include a MSM 8926 1.2Ghz quad-core CPU, 3G/LTE/Wi-Fi connectivity and 2-inch QVGA screen. Features include phone, email, apps, search, camera, projector, voice recognition, face recognition and moving.

RoBoHon is a concept developed by Japanese electronics company Sharp. Sharp plans to release the robot smartphone next year.

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