Human-shaped dancing phone from Sharp to debut in May
The Asahi Shimbun By TETSUSHI YAMAMURA/ Staff Writer April 15, 2016
The robot, with a 2-inch screen fitted into its back, stands 19.5 centimeters tall, weighs 390 grams and carries a price tag of 213,840 yen ($1,950).
The face of the device boasts a camera, and a projector built into the forehead can project images such as maps and videos onto walls.
Users must pay a monthly fee of 1,058 yen, and if they want to use the device outside they must subscribe to a mobile communications service.
RoBoHoN was jointly developed by the electronics giant’s mobile phone development team and robot creator Tomotaka Takahashi.
“The sales of RoBoHoN is a starting point of the newly born Sharp,” Yoshisuke Hasegawa, a senior Sharp official, said during a news conference on April 14 in Tokyo.
Preorders for RoBoHoN can now be made on the product’s official website: