MicroVision PicoP Projector Technology Is Inside Sharp's RoBoHon

Posted: Oct 8 2015, 2:43am CDT | by , Updated: Oct 8 2015, 10:06pm CDT, in News | Technology News

MicroVision PicoP Projector Technology Is inside Sharp's RoBoHon

US based MicroVision has contributed technology of Sharp's outlandish robot smartphone.

As reported ealier, Japan's Sharp unveiled the cute RoBoHon robot that is also a phone and more. RoBoHon is innovative droid that takes smartphone functionality and offers it to user in a new unique way. Watch the video here to be impressed.

One of the features of RoBoHon is to project photos and videos with a tiny projector inside his head. US-based MicroVision has revealed that its PicoP projector technology is built into RoBoHon.

“Sharp’s innovative, bold vision of the future transcends the traditional idea of what mobility products look and feel like. We are extremely proud to have partnered with such an innovator on this Mobile Robot Phone product,” said Alexander Tokman, president and CEO of MicroVision. “When the Sharp team came to us with the challenge of developing a display engine to suit this innovative product, we were eager to demonstrate that PicoP display technology could be adapted to this new and exciting application that has a projected display and smartphone capabilities.”

PicoP display technology’s always in focus, HD resolution and large, laser bright projected display were essential features for RoBoHoN to be able to respond to commands with a visual display on a variety of surfaces. MicroVision’s patented approach to laser beam scanning delivers all of these capabilities from a compact and low power display engine. This combination of performance and tiny size was essential for Sharp’s product.

The PicoP technology is also inside smartphone projectors available even from Urban Outfitters. The fashion retailer sells the PicoPro Phone Projector for $399.

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